Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity FY2020

May 31, 2019

Learn more about the FY2020 Saltonstall-Kennedy (S-K) Grant competition.


NOAA Fisheries is pleased to announce the 2020 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant competition is currently open. 

This year's solicitation consists of two separate submission processes. All interested applicants must submit a two page Pre-Proposal to the Federal Funding Opportunity posted at found here.  Applicants interested in submitting a full application after the pre-proposal review process must submit the full application through

Please note that under this one Notice of Federal Funding Opportunity there are two competition links.  Please be sure to submit your pre-proposals to the “PRE PROPOSALS FY20 Saltonstall-Kennedy” link within the dates specified in this FFO.  Please be sure to submit your FULL Proposals to the “FULL Proposals FY20 Saltonstall-Kennedy” link prior to the date specified in this FFO. Be sure to read the FFO and follow the directions closely.

The goal of the Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant program is to fund projects that address the needs of fishing communities, optimize economic benefits by building and maintaining sustainable fisheries, and increase other opportunities to keep working waterfronts viable. The FY20 solicitation seeks applications that fall into one of two priorities:

  • (1) Promotion, Development, and Marketing

    • Projects sought should:
      • Promote better business practices to increase market demand for, and value-added of, U.S. commercial and recreational fish species.
      • Develop collaborative and improved regional, national, and global public relations and marketing opportunities that can position the U.S. seafood industry to increase domestic production and better compete in global markets.
      • Include marketing strategies which involve participation of the seafood industry locally, regionally, or nationally.
  • (2) Science or Technology that Promotes Sustainable U.S. Seafood Production and Harvesting

    • Projects sought should:
      • Directly impact fisheries (to include commercial, recreational, wild capture, and aquaculture) through the development of science and technology based pilot projects that lead to the strengthening of existing, or the creation of new markets and opportunities in U.S fishing communities.
      • Demonstrate a direct need or benefit to the fishing community that connects all segments of the fisheries supply chain from growing/harvesting to processing and marketing. 
      • Include, within the scope of the project, participation of the seafood industry and/or fishing community. 

There will be a June 27th webinar on how to find and apply for Fiscal Year 2020 Saltonstall-Kennedy Funding. More details below:

Thursday, June 27, 2019 2:30 pm EST

Teleconference Line: 888-469-0956
Participant Passcode:  1348851 

Event number: 909 968 132
Event password:  NOAA  

Last updated by Office of Management & Budget on June 20, 2019