The opportunity for 2022 Fisheries Resource Monitoring Program was announced in December 2020. All proposals are to be submitted by March 15, 2021 (5:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time). All of the materials needed to complete the project narratives/investigation plans are provided in the links contained on this webpage.
Project narratives/investigation plans are evaluated by the Technical Review Committee. Five criteria are used to evaluate proposals: strategic priorities, technical-scientific merit, investigator ability and resources, partnership-capacity building and cost/benefit. Project executive summaries are assembled into a Draft Fisheries Resource Monitoring Plan. The draft plan is distributed to Regional Advisory Councils for public review and comment. The Federal Subsistence Board will review the draft plan and will accept additional oral comments at its January 2022 meeting. At that time, the Federal Subsistence Board will make a recommendation to the selecting official, the Assistant Regional Director, Office of Subsistence Management, on the suite of projects to include with the final 2022 Fisheries Resource Monitoring Plan. The selecting official may use geographical dispersion in selecting applications for Federal award. Applicants will subsequently be notified in writing of the status of their proposals.