Funding & Financial Services

Open Opportunities

Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Competition

The Saltonstall-Kennedy Program administers a yearly grant competition which annually funds projects that lead to the promotion, development and marketing of U.S. fisheries.
Open Date
Closed Date

Fiscal Year 2021–2024: Broad Agency Announcement

Category of funding opportunity: Environment, natural resources, science and technology, and other research and development.
Open Date
Closed Date

National Grant Opportunties

​ ​

Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Grants

Investing in habitat restoration projects leads to real, lasting differences—for communities, businesses, and the environment. This program funds restoration projects that use a habitat-based approach to rebuild productive and sustainable fisheries, contribute to the recovery and conservation of protected resources, and promote healthy ecosystems and resilient communities.

Learn more

John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Program

This program provides assistance to National Marine Mammal Stranding Network participants and researchers. Funding is provided to support (1) recovery, treatment, and rehabilitation of stranded marine mammals; (2) data collection from living or dead stranded marine mammals, and (3) facility upgrades, operation costs, and staffing needs directly related to the recovery and treatment of stranded marine mammals and associated data collection.

Learn More

Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program

This program funds 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.

Learn More

Fisheries Disaster Assistance

We administer disaster assistance under the Magnuson-Stevens Act and the Interjurisdictional Fisheries Act. At the request of a state governor or an elected or duly-appointed representative for an affected fishing community, the Secretary of Commerce determines if a fishery is eligible for disaster assistance subject to appropriation of funds by Congress.

View Details

Fisheries Finance Program

The Fisheries Finance Program provides long term financing for the cost of construction or reconstruction of fishing vessels, fisheries facilities, aquaculture facilities, and individual fishing quota in the Northwest halibut/sablefish and Alaskan crab fisheries.

View details

Financial Services Portal

The portal provides access to the Capital Construction Fund, Fisheries Finance Program, Buyback Programs, and Fishermen's Contingency Fund.

Financial Services Portal

Fishing Capacity Reduction Program

We are authorized under the Magnuson-Stevens Act to conduct a fishing capacity reduction program if funds are provided and it is determined that such a program is necessary to prevent or end overfishing, rebuild stocks of fish, or achieve measurable or significant improvements in the conservation and management of the fishery.

View Details

Fishermen’s Contingency Fund

The Fishermen's Contingency Fund compensates fishermen for economic and property losses caused by oil and gas obstructions on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.

View Details

Capital Construction Fund

The purpose of the Capital Construction Fund Program is to improve the fishing fleet by allowing fishermen to accelerate their accumulation of funds with which to replace or improve their fishing vessels.

View Details