2021/2022 Sea Scallop Research Set Aside

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Funding Opportunity ID:328657
Opportunity Number:NOAA-NMFS-NEFSC-2021-2006494
Opportunity Title:2021/2022 Sea Scallop Research Set Aside
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Grant
Category of Funding Activity:Environment
Natural Resources
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):11.454
Eligible Applicants:Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:1. Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, institutions of higher education, hospitals, other nonprofits, commercial organizations, individuals, state, local, and Native American tribal governments. Federal agencies and instrumentalities are not eligible to receive Federal assistance under this notice. Additionally, employees of any Federal agency or Regional Fishery Management (RFM) Council, including Council members, are ineligible to submit an application under this program. 2. DOC/NOAA supports cultural and gender diversity and encourages women and minority individuals and groups to submit applications to the RSA program. In addition, DOC/NOAA is strongly committed to broadening the participation of historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic serving institutions, tribal colleges, and universities, and institutions that work in underserved areas. DOC/NOAA encourages proposals involving any of the above institutions
Agency Code:DOC
Agency Name:Department of Commerce
Posted Date:Aug 13, 2020
Close Date:Oct 12, 2020
Last Updated Date:Aug 13, 2020
Award Ceiling:$1
Award Floor:$1
Estimated Total Program Funding:$1
Expected Number of Awards:25
Description:NMFS, in coordination with the New England Fishery Management Council (Council), is soliciting Atlantic Sea Scallop (scallop) proposals to use scallop research set aside (RSA) quota reserved by the Council to fund scallop research endeavors through the 2021/2022 Scallop RSA Program. No federal funds are provided for research under this notification. Rather, proceeds generated from the sale of RSA quota will be used to fund approved activities and compensate vessel owners.Projects funded under the Scallop RSA Program must enhance the knowledge of the scallop fishery resource or contribute to the body of information on which scallop management decisions are made. Priority will be given to proposals that investigate research priorities identified by the Council, which are detailed under the Program Priorities section of this announcement.2021 HIGHLIGHTSDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, some surveys scheduled to occur in 2020 were delayed until 2021, which will influence survey selection decisions under this competition. For example, because a Stellwagen Bank dredge survey was delayed until next year, funding an additional Stellwagen Bank dredge survey under this solicitation is not a high priority. Information on delayed RSA surveys can be found on the RSA webpage (https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/new-england-mid-atlantic/funding-and-financial-services/research-set-aside-programs).AMENDMENT 21 to the FMP under development may increase the amount of set aside available to be awarded under this competition. Recipients may be asked to provide RECEIPTS or other proof of purchase for any equipment or supplies costing $5,000 or more. As a reminder, YOU MUST SUBMIT A DATA SHARING PLAN WITH YOUR PROPOSAL in accordance with Section VI.B. Award Administration Information/Administrative and National Policy Requirements.The new NEPA QUESTIONNAIRE FORM can be found at https://www.nepa.noaa.gov/docs/NOAA-Grants-Questionnaire-final.pdfThe Department of Commerce implemented a RESEARCH PERFORMANCE PROGRESS REPORT (RPPR) for research awards in accordance with the requirement for non-Federal entity submission of performance reports using OMB-approved government-wide standard information collections per §200.328. The recipient must complete the RPPR directly in Grants Online. Also, the RPPR format and instructions are available at http://www.osec.doc.gov/oam/grants_management/policy/.
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