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.

US Department of Agriculture (USDA): Rural Business Development Grants in Alaska – Deadline February 2023

US Department of Agriculture (USDA): The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) – phase 2 – Deadline March 2023

National Science Foundation (NSF): The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) – phase 1 – Deadline March 2023

National Science Foundation (NSF): Convergence Accelerator – Networked Blue Economy – Deadline April 2023

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (GAP) – Deadline May 2023

Closed/Recurring Grants

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

NOAA Fisheries: Marine Fisheries Initiative (MARFIN)

NOAA Fisheries: Saltonstall-Kennedy Research and Development

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

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

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 here 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)