Aug 25, 2017

NOAA SK Funding Announcement & Grant Writing Training Sessions

NOAA Fisheries has announced the 2018 Saltonstall-Kennedy (SK) Grant competition is open for applications. The goal of the SK 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 FY18 solicitation seeks applications that fall into one of four priorities: 1) Marine Aquaculture, 2) Adapting to Environmental Changes and Other Long Term Impacts in Marine Ecosystem, 3) Promotion, Development, and Marketing, 4) Territorial Science. Pre-proposals are due via by 11:59 pm, Eastern Standard Time, October 10, 2017. Read more about the SK Grant Program and How to Apply.

NOAA is holding free one-day Effective Grant Writing training sessions and associated one-on-one grant review sessions (1.5 days total) at various locations across all the Hawaiian Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and American Samoa.

The topics to be covered include the fundamentals of good grant writing, common pitfalls and mistakes, preparing a grant application, overview of NOAA funding opportunities, pre-proposal process, and grant review process. The one-on-one review provides prospective grantees an opportunity to have grant writing experts review project narratives and/or pre-proposal letters.

Reservations are required since space is limited. To reserve your space, please email Janet Arrowood (the lead trainer) at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at least one week prior to the session you want to attend. Provide your name, email, telephone number, and organization. You will receive a reply email with location-specific
details and start/end times.

Training Dates and Locations

Sept. 5 & Sept. 6: Kona, Hawaii
Sept. 5 & Sept. 6: Kahului, Maui
Sept. 7 & Sept. 8 Hilo, Hawaii
Sept. 7 & Sept. 8: Lanai, Hawaii
Sept. 11 & Sept. 12: Honolulu, Hawaii
Sept. 11 & Sept. 12: Molokai, Hawaii
Sept. 13 & Sept.14: Pearl City, Hawaii
Sept. 15 & Sept. 18: Kauai, Hawaii
Sept. 21 & Sept. 22: Lahaina, Hawai
Sept. 25 & Sept. 26: Guam
Sept. 27 & Sept. 28: Saipan
Oct. 3 & Oct. 4: American Samoa