Funding & Financial Services

Grant Opportunities


Open Opportunities

Grant Funds Available for Regional Oyster Aquaculture Consortia

The Interstate Marine Fisheries Commissions, in partnership with NOAA Fisheries, are seeking proposals to form regionally focused research consortia that will address critical research needs surrounding oyster aquaculture.
Open Date
02/01/2019
Closed Date
03/15/2019
Open Date
12/17/2018
Closed Date
03/29/2019

Alaska Pinniped Research Program

Research on harbor seals, ringed seals, bearded seals, spotted seals, ribbon seals, northern fur seals and Steller sea lions
Open Date
12/16/2018
Closed Date
03/08/2019

FY 2018–2020: Broad Agency Announcement

Category of funding opportunity: environment, natural resources, science and technology, and other research and development.
Open Date
09/27/2017
Closed Date
09/30/2020

Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Grants

$6 million in Community-based Restoration Program funding available for coastal and marine habitat restoration in 2019. NOAA has modified the deadlines and review process for this Federal Funding Opportunity in response to the lapse in appropriations. See
Open Date
11/14/2018
Closed Date
04/16/2019

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.

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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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Priorities for Habitat Restoration Grants

The following information relates to one or more Federal Funding Opportunities (FFOs) published by the NOAA Restoration Center. Please refer to the actual FFO document to see if this information is relevant. All Federal Funding Opportunities published by the Restoration Center have a point of contact, if you need to confirm the relevant priorities for the funding opportunity.

Available Financial Services

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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