Saltonstall-Kennedy 2020 Grant Application Now Open

June 3, 2019 – The following was released by NOAA Fisheries:

NOAA Fisheries is pleased to announce the 2020 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant competition is currently open

The goal of the Saltonstall-Kennedy program is to fund projects that address the needs of fishing communities, optimize economic benefits by building and maintaining sustainable fisheries, and increase other opportunities to keep working waterfronts viable. The FY20 solicitation seeks applications that fall into one of two priorities:

  • Promotion, Development, and Marketing.

  • Science or Technology that Promotes Sustainable U.S. Seafood Production and Harvesting.

Application Process

This year's solicitation consists of two steps:

  1. All interested applicants must submit a two-page pre-proposal to the Federal Funding Opportunity posted on by July 30, 2019. Please be sure to submit your pre-proposal to the “Pre-proposals FY20 Saltonstall-Kennedy” link.

  2. Applicants submitting a full application after the pre-proposal review process must submit it to the "Full Proposals FY20 Saltonstall-Kennedy” link on by November 12, 2019.

Be sure to read the Federal Funding Opportunity and follow the directions closely, and take advantage of our checklist and guidance for applicants.


Contact Susan Olsen, Regional Office, 978-281-9330.