2018 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Competition Now Open and Free Grant Training Workshops

NOAA Fisheries has recently announced the 2018 solicitation for proposals for the Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant competition.  The goal of the SK program is to fund projects that address the needs of fishing communities, optimize economic benefits by building and maintaining sustainable fisheries, and increase other opportunities to keep working waterfronts viable. The FY18 solicitation seeks applications that fall into one of four priorities:

  • Marine Aquaculture
  • Adapting to Environmental Changes and Other Long Term Impacts in Marine Ecosystem
  • Promotion, Development, and Marketing
  • Territorial Science

This year’s solicitation consists of 2 separate submission processes. All interested applicants must submit a 2 page Pre-Proposal to the FFO posted at found here.  Applicants interested in submitting a full application after the pre-proposal review process must submit the full application through

Please note that under this one Full Funding Opportunity there are two (2) competition links.  Please be sure to submit your pre-proposals to the “PRE PROPOSALS FY18 Saltonstall Kennedy” link within the dates specified in this FFO.  Please be sure to submit your FULL Proposals to the “FULL Proposals FY18 Saltonstall Kennedy” link prior to the date specified in this FFO. Be sure to read the FFO and follow the directions closely.

The two-page proposals are due October 10, 2017.

For Frequently Asked Questions go here:…/fy2017_saltonstall-kennedy_faqs.…

For more on the SK grant program, go here:


To help prepare for the SK grant and other Federal Funding Opportunities, NOAA is holding a FREE one-day Effective Grant Writing training session and associated one-on-one grant review session (1.5 days total). These programs are being held at various locations across all the Hawaiian Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and American Samoa.

The topics to be covered are: 
•Fundamentals of Good Grant Writing
• Common Pitfalls and Mistakes•Generating Ideas and Projects
• Preparing a Grant Application•Overview of NOAA Funding Opportunities
• Pre-Proposal Process
•Grant Review Process

The one-on-one review provides prospective grantees an opportunity to have grant writing experts review project narratives and/or pre-proposal letters. Reservations are required since space is limited.

To reserve your space, please email Janet Arrowood (the lead trainer) at at least one week prior to the session you want to attend. Provide your name, email, telephone number, and organization. You will receive a reply email with location-specific details and start/end times.

The following are dates and locations:
Sept. 5 & Sept. 6: Kona, Hawaii (NELHA)
Sept. 5 & Sept. 6: Kahului, Maui (Maui Mall County Training Room)
Sept. 7 & Sept. 8 Hilo, Hawaii (Mokupapapa)
Sept. 7 & Sept. 8: Lanai, Hawaii (Lanai Public Library)
Sept. 11 & Sept. 12: Honolulu, Hawaii (Pier 38)
Sept. 11 & Sept. 12: Molokai, Hawaii (OHA)
Sept. 13 & Sept.14: Pearl City, Hawaii (Pearl City Library)
Sept. 15 & Sept. 18: Kauai, Hawaii (Kauai Veteran’s Center)
Sept. 21 & Sept. 22: Lahaina, Hawai (Waiola Church)
Sept. 25 & Sept. 26: Guam (TBA)
Sept. 27 & Sept. 28: Saipan (TBA)
Oct. 3 & Oct. 4: American Samoa (TBA)