Grants and Funding Opportunities

Open Grants

Please visit the individual entity’s website for the most up-to-date and accurate information on each funding opportunity.

American Made (USDOE/NOAA): Power at Sea PrizeDeadline July 26

PewTrusts: Needs and opportunities for understanding seaweed farming impacts in Alaska and British ColumbiaDeadline August 16

Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF): De-Risking Investments in Aquatic FarmingDeadline August 16

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture: Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs Phase I Deadline September 17


Alaska Blue Economy Center (ABEC): Mariculture Innovation Research Fund (MIRF)

Build Back Better Regional Challenge program funds

NOAA Office for Coastal Management: Climate Resilience Regional Challenge

North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) current research funding opportunities


Access to Capital for Mariculture – Webinar Series

Alaska Sea Grant is hosting a series of free webinars in collaboration with the Kodiak Archipelago Leadership Institute to share information about sources of capital for starting and expanding mariculture operations.

Designed for mariculture farmers, nursery and hatchery operators, and processors, each webinar highlights a different business development program or resource, including grants and low-interest loans. Registration is required for attending each webinar, with recordings posted on the Alaska Sea Grant event page when available.

Additional Links


Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA): Regional Resources: Alaska, Alaska Region Fact Sheet

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Region 10 Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (GAP) for all federal grant opportunities.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): Aquaculture Funding Opportunities and Grants, Alaska Aquaculture Funding Opportunities

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR): solicitation schedule of all participating agencies