Funding & Financial Services

Open Opportunities

John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program

The Prescott Grant Program provides grants or cooperative agreements to eligible marine mammal stranding network participants.
Open Date
07/14/2022
Closed Date
10/12/2022

Coastal Habitat Restoration and Resilience Grants for Underserved Communities

$10 million in funding is available for habitat restoration and resilience awards for underserved communities in FY2022 under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The deadline for proposals has been extended to October 14, 2022.
Open Date
06/28/2022
Closed Date
10/14/2022

Cooperative Research Program

Cooperative research provides a means for commercial and recreational fishermen to become involved in the collection of important fisheries information to support the development and evaluation of fishery management options.
Open Date
07/22/2022
Closed Date
10/28/2022

Bluefin Tuna Research Program

This funding opportunity provides a basis for advancing science-based fisheries management for Atlantic bluefin tuna.
Open Date
07/22/2022
Closed Date
10/28/2022

Species Recovery Grants to States

These grants support management, research, monitoring, and/or outreach activities that have direct conservation benefits for ESA-listed species. Recently delisted species, proposed, and candidate species are also eligible.
Open Date
08/01/2022
Closed Date
10/31/2022

Species Recovery Grants to Tribes

These grants support tribally-led management, research, monitoring, and outreach activities that have direct conservation benefits for ESA-listed species. Recently delisted species, proposed, and candidate species are also eligible.
Open Date
08/01/2022
Closed Date
10/31/2022

Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Competition

The Saltonstall-Kennedy Program administers a yearly grant competition which annually funds approximately 40 projects for $10 million that lead to the promotion, development and marketing of U.S. fisheries.
Open Date
05/19/2022
Closed Date
10/31/2022

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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