Grants and Funding Opportunities
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 1 –Deadline 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 Fund – Deadline October 6, 2023
Lenfest Ocean Program: Including Indigenous Knowledge in Ocean and Coastal Evidence-Based Decision-Making – Deadline 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 Initiative – Letter 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.
Grants.gov for all federal grant opportunities.
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR): solicitation schedule of all participating agencies
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Region 10 Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (GAP)