NOAA Sea Grant 2017 Aquaculture Initiative (Alaska-specific instructions)

1. Addressing Impediments to Aquaculture Opportunities

Depending on availability of funds, NOAA Sea Grant expects to have available a total of $3,000,000 between fiscal years 2017 and 2018 for a national initiative focused on answering key questions impeding the development and expansion of sustainable United States marine, coastal, and Great Lakes aquaculture. Successful applications must outline small scale projects, business plans, workshops, etc. that seek to address key questions, barriers, or hurdles impeding the advancement of new or developing aquaculture initiatives that will contribute to the continuing growth of United States aquaculture production.

Proposals may request up to $150,000 in total federal funding for a six-month to two-year period. Non-Federal matching funds of at least 50% are required (for example, a project receiving $100,000 in federal funding must include at least $50,000 in matching funds, for a total project budget of $150,000). For more details, visit Grants.gov — NOAA Sea Grant 2017 Aquaculture Initiative: Addressing Impediments to Aquaculture Opportunities

Full proposals are due to Alaska Sea Grant by 5:00 pm Alaska Time on March 31, 2017.  Note that this date is earlier than the deadline in the Federal Funding Opportunity. Each Sea Grant program is limited to submit 3 proposals. In the event that more than 3 proposals are submitted to Alaska Sea Grant, all proposals will be internally reviewed and selected for submission based on their success in addressing priorities in the FFO and in the Alaska Sea Grant Strategic Plan. Investigators are strongly encouraged to work closely with Alaska Sea Grant during proposal development. Contact Tara Borland (tara.borland@alaska.edu, 907-474-7014) for more information.

2. Integrated Projects to Increase Aquaculture Production

Depending on availability of funds, NOAA Sea Grant expects to have available a total of $10,000,000-$12,000,000 across fiscal years 2017, 2018, and 2019 for a national initiative to increase aquaculture production in the short-term (2-4 years). This competition is designed to foster the expansion of sustainable U.S. marine, coastal, and Great Lakes aquaculture. Successful applications must outline integrated projects that clearly address major constraints, barriers, or hurdles limiting United States aquaculture production.

Proposals may request between $100,000 and $1,000,000 in total federal funding for a two to three year period. Non-federal matching funds of at least 50% are required (for example, a project receiving $1,000,000 in federal funding must include at least $500,000 in matching funds, for a total project budget of $1,500,000). For more details, Grants.gov — NOAA Sea Grant 2017 Aquaculture Initiative: Integrated Projects to Increase Aquaculture Production

Letters of Intent are due to Alaska Sea Grant by 5:00 pm Alaska Time on March 24, 2017. Investigators are strongly encouraged to work closely with Alaska Sea Grant during letter of intent development. Contact Tara Borland (tara.borland@alaska.edu, 907-474-7014) for more information.