The 2024 Notice of Funding Opportunity was announced in December 2022 and can be found on GrantSolutions.gov and Grants.gov. All proposals must be submitted by February 24, 2023 (11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time). Additional information about submitting proposals can be found in the links below.
Project 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 the January 2024 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 2024 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.