2022/2023 Sea Scallop Research Set Aside

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Funding Opportunity ID:335242
Opportunity Number:NOAA-NMFS-NEFSC-2022-2006947
Opportunity Title:2022/2023 Sea Scallop Research Set Aside
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Grant
Category of Funding Activity:Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation:Funding Opportunity Description: NMFS, in coordination with the New England Fishery Management Council (Council), is soliciting Atlantic sea scallop (scallop) proposals to use scallop RSA quota reserved by the Council to fund scallop research endeavors through the 2022/2023 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 scallop 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 developed by the Council, which are detailed under the Program Priorities section of this announcement. New Program Requirements and Content Section IV.B – Content and Form of Application has been revised from previous years. There are additional application submission requirements that must be met. Questions on the new requirements should be directed to the Program Officer. Section VI.C – Reporting. Final reports must meet Section 508 Standards. These standards ensure equitable access to final reports. Questions on this requirement should be directed to the Program Officer.
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.3. DOC/NOAA encourages applications from members of the fishing community and applications that involve fishing community cooperation and participation.
Agency Code:DOC
Agency Name:Department of Commerce
Posted Date:Aug 11, 2021
Close Date:Oct 22, 2021
Last Updated Date:Aug 11, 2021
Award Ceiling:$250,000
Award Floor:$25,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:$500,000
Expected Number of Awards:4
Description:NMFS, in coordination with the New England Fishery Management Council (Council), is soliciting Atlantic sea scallop (scallop) proposals to use scallop RSA quota reserved by the Council to fund scallop research endeavors through the 2022/2023 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 scallop 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 developed by the Council, which are detailed under the Program Priorities section of this announcement.New Program Requirements and ContentSection IV.B – Content and Form of Application has been revised from previous years. There are additional application submission requirements that must be met. Questions on the new requirements should be directed to the Program Officer. Section VI.C – Reporting. Final reports must meet Section 508 Standards. These standards ensure equitable access to final reports. Questions on this requirement should be directed to the Program Officer.
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