Competition: 2016 Aquaculture Sea Grant Conferences, Workshops, Training, and Information Transfer Projects

Funding Availability Announcement from AquaContacts
Closing Date: May 20, 2016
Posted on March 3, 2016
The National Sea Grant Office anticipates that at least $400,000 will be available to support proposals for conferences, workshops, and training and information transfer projects addressing regional or national issues with an emphasis on aquaculture.  Applications for this funding will be considered until 11:59 pm, Eastern Time, May 20, 2016.   Applications must address the focus area of Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture, but may address additional focus areas as well.  Additional focus areas are Healthy Coastal Ecosystems, Resilient Communities and Economics, and Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development.  Descriptions on each focus area can be found in section I.A. of the Special Projects Funding Opportunity, which can be found at:

Federal Funding Opportunity NOAA-OAR-SG-2016-2004772

It is a program priority that:

a) About 50% of the selected projects address at least one other focus area in conjunction with Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture.  An attempt will be made to distribute these selected applications broadly across the other three focus areas (depending on the number, size, quality, and goals addressed in the applications received).

b) An attempt will be made to fund some work that reflects the value of Sea Grant’s integrated approach to research, extension and education (again, depending on the applications received).

Applications should request no more than $20,000 in federal funds to be considered for this funding opportunity. Non-federal matching funds of at least 50% of the federal request must be included in the application.

An application must include a project description and Standard forms found in the application package located on  These Standard Forms include 424A, 424B, and CD-511.  In addition, applications must include the Sea Grant forms 90-2 (short form) and 90-4, available on the Sea Grant Forms and Templates webpage. Include the phrase “2016 Aquaculture Sea Grant Conferences and Workshops” in the proposal title.  Applicants need not fill the entire 15-page maximum for Project Description. Depending on the complexity of the proposed activities, a 2-or 3-page description may suffice.

Applications must have the concurrence of the Director of the state Sea Grant Program that is submitting it.

Applications must be submitted on to Federal Funding Opportunity NOAA-OAR-SG-2016-2004772 , Special Project “B”, no later than 11:59 PM Eastern Time on May 20, 2016.

This competition is only open to Sea Grant Programs, the National Sea Grant Library, and the National Sea Grant Law Center.

For how to submit, evaluation criteria, general programmatic priorities and selection factors, eligible applicants, required elements of the application, and other necessary information, please consult Federal Funding Opportunity NOAA-OAR-SG-2016-2004772, available on Questions may be sent to