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.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA): Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Programs (SBIR/STTR) – phase 1Deadline September 19, 2023

Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA): Leadership for Climate-Resilient Fisheries Fellowship – Deadline September 24, 2023

SOAR: Supporting Oyster Aquaculture and Restoration program request for proposals (RFP) for the Shellfish Growers Resiliency FundDeadline October 6, 2023

Lenfest Ocean Program: Including Indigenous Knowledge in Ocean and Coastal Evidence-Based Decision-MakingDeadline October 16, 2023

NOAA Fisheries: Transformational Habitat Restoration and Coastal Resilience Grants Deadline November 17, 2023

NOAA Fisheries: Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Competition Full Proposal Deadline November 21, 2023

NOAA Sea Grant: NOAA’s Climate Ready Workforce for Coastal and Great Lakes States, Tribes, and Territories InitiativeLetter of Intent Deadline November 30, 2023

NOAA Office for Coastal Management: Climate Resilience Regional Challenge

Build Back Better Regional Challenge program funds

Closed / Recurring Grants


Kvaroy: Women in Aquaculture Scholarship 

Alaska Sea Grant: 2024–2026 Alaska Sea Grant Funding Opportunity

National Science Foundation (NSF): Convergence Accelerator – Networked Blue Economy

NOAA Fisheries: Marine Fisheries Initiative (MARFIN)

Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC): Marine Aquaculture Pilot Projects

US Department of Agriculture (USDA): Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Programs (SBIR/STTR) – phase 2

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (GAP)

University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Alaska Blue Economy Center: Mariculture Innovation Research Fund (MIRF)

Western Regional Aquaculture Center (WRAC): FY2023 Research & Outreach Projects

Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF): *Incorporating Green Energy into Alaska Mariculture 

Southeast Conference (SEC): Mariculture Equipment Consulting and Analysis 

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

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): Aquaculture Funding Opportunities and Grants, Alaska Aquaculture Funding Opportunities for all federal grant opportunities.

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

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

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Region 10 Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (GAP)