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Jose Antunes / National Fisherman

USA - NOAA Fisheries announces the 2023 Saltonstall-Kennedy grant competition

Open to applicants from a variety of sectors, the 2023 Saltonstall-Kennedy grant competition offers $10 million to projects that aim to increase opportunities for U.S. fisheries.

Open to applicants from a variety of sectors, the 2023 Saltonstall-Kennedy grant competition offers $10 million to projects that aim to increase opportunities for U.S. fisheries.

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.

For the 2022 Saltonstall-Kennedy Competitive Grants Program, the National Marine Fisheries Service recommended more than $11.8 million for 44 projects. Now NMFS has announced that the 2023 Saltonstall-Kennedy grant competition is open.

This year's solicitation consists of two separate submission processes. All interested applicants must submit a two-page pre-proposal to the Notice of Funding Opportunity. Applicants interested in submitting a full application after the pre-proposal review process must submit the full application through Grants.gov.

To those interested in participating, NMFS mentions that under this one Notice of Funding Opportunity, or NOFO, there are two competition links under the "Package" tab. Submit your pre-proposals to the “PRE PROPOSALS FY23 Saltonstall-Kennedy” link and your full proposals to the “FULL PROPOSALS FY23 Saltonstall-Kennedy” link prior to the date specified in this NOFO. Be sure to read the NOFO and follow the directions closely.

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