Foundation / Corporation
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
06/16/21 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, for-profits, government agencies, tribes, and IHEs to implement and improve technological innovations in the fishing industry. The purpose of the funding is to catalyze the implementation of electronic technologies for fisheries catch, effort, and/or compliance monitoring, and improvements to fishery information systems in U.S. fisheries. Priority fisheries include the Gulf of Mexico reef fish fishery, the New England groundfish fishery, the West Coast groundfish fishery, and the Alaska halibut and groundfish fisheries.
The Electronic Monitoring and Reporting (EMR) Grant Program will advance the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) sustainable fisheries goals to partner with fishermen and other stakeholders, state agencies, and Fishery Information Networks to systematically integrate technology into fisheries data collection and observations as well as streamline data management and use for fisheries management.
Specifically, the EMR Grant Program will solicit proposals that develop and implement promising ET that improve the timeliness and quality of fisheries data; expand access and availability of data; increase knowledge of fisheries for management, industry and science purposes; improve regional data management systems and data interoperability; and empower fishermen and other citizens to become more actively involved in the data collection process.
Examples of ET include any electronic tool used to support fisheries monitoring both onshore and at sea, including electronic reporting (e.g., e-logbooks, tablets, and other input devices), electronic monitoring (e.g., electronic cameras and gear sensors on-board fishing vessels), and vessel monitoring systems or electronic tools to improve data processing, management, or access.
All proposals should outline conservation benefits of the project. Monitoring change in project metrics and ET improvement or adoption over time should be a key aspect of project proposals. NFWF and partners intend to fund projects that have wide benefits for public resources including meeting conservation, management and stakeholder objectives. All proposals should describe how projects will promote interoperability with other fishery data systems, enhance data portability, and encourage consistent and easy access to data by authorized users. Priorities include:
Projects should seek to use one of the two following approaches when addressing the priorities listed below:
For more information on program priorities, see the following link: https://www.nfwf.org/sites/default/files/2021-03/EMR_2021_RFP_FINAL.pdf#page=2
GrantWatch ID#: 169902
The majority of awards under this program will fall in the range of $200,000 to $500,000, although upper or lower limits to award size are not specified.
Project periods must start within six months of the award date and cannot exceed two years. All proposed project end dates should be before March 1, 2024.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply Online: https://easygrants.nfwf.org/
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