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NOAA Announces Funding through Saltonstall-Kennedy grant program for 2014-2015

Contact:
Maggie  Mooney-Seus
(206) 526-4348
(774) 392-4865 (Cell)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 16, 2014
NOAA is announcing the availability of approximately $18 million to support research projects
under the FY2014/2015 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program. The solicitation will be open for
60 days, and closes in early December, with final decisions coming in June 2015.
Research priorities for 2014/2015 include to maximize fishing opportunities and jobs, improve
the cost effectiveness and capacity for fishery observations, increase the supply, quality and
diversification of domestic seafood, and improve the quality and quantity of fishery information
from the U.S. territories. Details about these priority areas can be found in the grant solicitation.

The Saltonstall-Kennedy Act established a fund used by the Secretary of Commerce to provide
grants or cooperative agreements for fisheries research and development projects addressing
aspects of U.S. fisheries, including, but not limited to harvesting, processing, marketing and
associated business infrastructures. The objective of the Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program is
to address the needs of the fisheries and fishing communities in optimizing economic benefits
by building and maintaining sustainable fisheries and practices.

A Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) document is associated with this competition and is
available at www.grants.gov (FFO# - NOAA-NMFS-FHQ-2015-2004246) along with the full
application for download. The FFO provides important information for grant applicants, including
program priorities, eligibility requirements, amount of available funding, instructions for
submitting proposals, review criteria and review process, and more. Prior to submitting
proposals, the FFO should be read in its entirety.

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For further information on research priorities and details on how to apply, please visit the
Grants.GOV weblink at:
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=Saltonstall-Kennedy