Funding & Financial Services

Open Opportunities

Coastal Habitat Restoration and Resilience Grants for Tribes and Underserved Communities

$45 million in funding is available under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act for projects that will advance the coastal habitat restoration and climate resilience priorities of tribes and underserved communities.
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NOAA Gulf of Mexico Bay Watershed Education and Training (Gulf B-WET) Program

Gulf B-WET promotes locally relevant, experiential learning via Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences for students & teachers.
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NOAA Chesapeake Bay-Watershed Education and Training Program

NOAA's Chesapeake Bay Watershed Education and Training grant program supports school district programs that provide hands-on outdoor education for students and teachers to foster stewardship of the Bay.
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NOAA New England Bay Watershed Education and Training (New England B-WET) Program

NOAA’s Bay Watershed Education and Training Program is an environmental education program that promotes locally relevant, experiential learning focused on K-12 students and their classroom teachers.
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Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program Funding

Funding opportunities through the Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program, known as BREP, for innovative solutions to fisheries bycatch challenges.
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National Grant Opportunties

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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