Projects should prepare communities for employment in marine related professions, increase seafood and fishing safety, marketing, or management; or increase the sustainability of fishing practices through technology improvements or data collection. All projects must be developed with and identify beneficial and appropriate partnerships. These partnerships may include various government agencies (at all levels), non-governmental community organizations (NGO's), traditional and local knowledge practitioners, researchers, or industry. All projects must include partnerships that contribute to the success of the project and build on, or expand relationships in the fishing and marine community.
Eligible entities are individuals, institutions of higher education, nonprofits, commercial organizations, and state, local, and Indian tribal governments within the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management area. Projects must be conducted within Hawaii, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or American Samoa.
Proposals in excess of $15,000 are unlikely to be funded.
Proposals must be received by www.Grants.gov, postmarked, or provided to a delivery service by 5:00 p.m., Hawai'i Standard Time, on February 10, 2021.