Applying for Funding
The opportunity for funding is announced every two years on this webpage and on Grants.gov.
In December 2014 the opportunity for funding was announced. Investigation plans must be submitted by March 11, 2015.
- Funding Opportunity - Full Announcement
- Priority Information Needs
- Investigation Plan Guidelines
- Investigation Budget Plan
Investigation plans are evaluated by the Office of Subsistence Management staff and the Technical Review Committee. Four criteria are used to evaluate proposals: strategic priority, technical-scientific merit, past performance-administrative expertise, and partnership-capacity building. Following the review, each investigator is sent e-mail notification of the Technical Review Committee's funding recommendation and review comments.
Written summaries of the investigation plans are assembled into a draft Fisheries Resource Monitoring Plan. The draft plan is distributed to the Regional Advisory Councils for public review and comment. The Federal Subsistence Board reviews the draft plan with all the recommendations and comments and takes final action. The director of the Office of Subsistence Management is responsible for implementing the plan. Applicants whose projects have been selected for funding are notified in writing in January, 2016.
Additional Useful References:
- Criteria Used for Evaluating Investigation Plans
- Guidelines for Establishing Objectives
- Guidelines for Use of Fish in Field Research
- Principles for the Conduct of Research in the Arctic
Additional Federal Assistance Forms:
- SF424 Application for Federal Assistance
- SF424a Budget Information
- SF424b Assurances
- Certification Regarding Lobbying
- SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities