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Alaska Region Funding Opportunities

Information about funding opportunities available in the Alaska region.

The Alaska Regional Program Office supports the NOAA Fisheries mission through competitive and non-competitive grants and cooperative agreements. Federal Program Officers ensure the timely processing of all financial assistance awards, from initial solicitation through post award management. Program Officers work in cooperation with the NOAA Grants Management Division, program staff, and grant recipients throughout the award period to facilitate the successful completion of project objectives. For more information or assistance, please email akr.grants@noaa.gov.

The Alaska Regional Program Office administers a series of grant programs on a range of marine and fishery management issues in order to achieve mission goals. These programs include:  

  • Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund
    • The Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (PCSRF) was established by Congress in 2000 to reverse the decline of West Coast salmon. This competitive grants program provides funding to States and Tribes in Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho to protect, conserve, and restore these populations.
    • Application Information
  • Alaska Marine Education and Training Mini-Grants Program (AK MET)
    • The Alaska Marine Education and Training Mini-Grant Program supports projects that will increase sustainability, communication, education, and training on marine resource issues and education for marine-related professions in Alaska. Projects prepare communities for employment in marine-related professions, including aquaculture; increase seafood and fishing safety, seafood marketing, or management; or increase the sustainability of fishing practices through technology improvements.
  • Alaska Native Co-Management of Marine Mammals in Alaska (Section 119)
    • Section 119 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (Public Law 103-238) allows NOAA Fisheries or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to establish agreements with Alaska Native Organizations (ANOs), including, but not limited to, Alaska Native Tribes and tribally authorized co-management bodies. Individual co-management agreements shall incorporate the spirit and intent of co-management through close cooperation and communication between Federal agencies and the ANOs, hunters, and subsistence users. Agreements encourage the exchange of information regarding the conservation, management, and utilization of marine mammals in U.S. waters in and around Alaska.
    • Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-NMFS-AK-2023-2007546
    • Application Information
  • Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program
    • The Saltonstall-Kennedy grant program addresses the needs of fishing communities in optimizing economic benefits by building and maintaining sustainable fisheries and practices, dealing with the impacts of conservation and management measures,  and increasing other opportunities to keep working waterfronts viable.
    • Application Information
  • Pacific Salmon Treaty and the Pacific Salmon Commission
    • The Pacific Salmon Treaty is a mutual international agreement and cooperative fishery management process formed between the governments of the United States and Canada. The Treaty regulates the fisheries that occur in the ocean and inland waters of Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, the Yukon, and southeast Alaska, and includes the rivers that flow into these waters. In 1985, the Pacific Salmon Commission was established to address the application of the principles of the Pacific Salmon Treaty. Both countries agree to work together in the management, research, and improvement of Pacific salmon fisheries. These fisheries are the foundation of many coastal communities as they provide jobs and support millennia-old traditions of First Nations and American Indian Tribes. The governments of the U.S. and Canada work with First Nations, Tribes, provinces, states, and sport and commercial fishing groups towards shared goals and needs of the communities and parties.
  • Alaska Fisheries Disaster Relief
  • North Pacific Research Board (NPRB)
  • Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council (EVOS-TC)
  • State of Alaska
    • Alaska Saltwater Recreational Fishing Harvest Assessment
    • Alaska Sustainable Salmon Fund
    • Bering Sea Crab Research
    • Cost Recovery Programs
    • FMP Extended Jurisdiction
    • Pinniped Data & Monitoring
    • Southern Bering Sea Juvenile Chinook Salmon Survey
    • Southeast Alaska Interjurisdictional Fisheries Act
    • State of Alaska Fisheries Support of Crab Rationalization
    • Transboundary River Enrichment
  • Other Discretionary Awards - financial support to grantees and constituents in the region

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Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on November 21, 2022