2015 Mid-Atlantic Research Set-Aside (RSA)

Quick Facts

Due DateAugust 11, 2014 (Monday)
Award AmountUp to $ 1
Category of Funding ActivityEnvironment
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Eligible Applicants
  • Others - 1. Eligible applicants include institutions of higher education, hospitals, other nonprofits, commercial organizations, individuals, and state, local, and Native American tribal governments. Federal agencies and institutions are not eligible to receive Federal assistance under this notice. Additionally, employees of any Federal agency or Regional Fishery Management Council are ineligible to submit an application under this program. However, Council members who are not Federal employees may submit an application. 2. DOC/NOAA supports cultural and gender diversity and encourages women and minority individuals and groups to submit applications to the RSA program. In addition, DOC/NOAA is strongly committed to broadening the participation of historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic serving institutions, tribal colleges and universities, and institutions that work in underserved areas. DOC/NOAA encourages proposals involving any of the above institutions. 3. DOC/NOAA encourages applications from members of the fishing community and applications that involve fishing community cooperation and participation.

Program Description

NMFS, with assistance from the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council), is soliciting proposals that address Mid-Atlantic RSA research priorities concerning summer flounder, scup, black sea bass, longfin squid, Illex squid, Atlantic mackerel, butterfish, bluefish, and spiny dogfish. Proceeds from the sale of research quota are used to pay for research costs and to compensate fishing vessel owners that harvest RSA quota. No Federal funds are provided for research under this notification. Projects funded under the Mid-Atlantic RSA Program must enhance the knowledge of subject Mid-Atlantic fishery resources or contribute to the body of information on which Council management decisions are made. Proposals must investigate research priorities identified by the Council, which are detailed under the Program Priorities section of this announcement.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberNOAA-NMFS-NEFSC-2015-2004064
Funding Opportunity Title2015 Mid-Atlantic Research Set-Aside (RSA)
Opportunity CategoryEnvironment
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards2
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateJune 11, 2014 (Wednesday)
Application Due DateAugust 11, 2014 (Monday)
Application Archive DateSeptember 10, 2014 (Wednesday)
Total Program Funding$ 0
Award AmountUp to $ 1
CFDA Number
  • 11.454 - Unallied Management Projects

Eligible Applicants

  • Others - 1. Eligible applicants include institutions of higher education, hospitals, other nonprofits, commercial organizations, individuals, and state, local, and Native American tribal governments. Federal agencies and institutions are not eligible to receive Federal assistance under this notice. Additionally, employees of any Federal agency or Regional Fishery Management Council are ineligible to submit an application under this program. However, Council members who are not Federal employees may submit an application. 2. DOC/NOAA supports cultural and gender diversity and encourages women and minority individuals and groups to submit applications to the RSA program. In addition, DOC/NOAA is strongly committed to broadening the participation of historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic serving institutions, tribal colleges and universities, and institutions that work in underserved areas. DOC/NOAA encourages proposals involving any of the above institutions. 3. DOC/NOAA encourages applications from members of the fishing community and applications that involve fishing community cooperation and participation.

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Commerce
Program Information Website-
ContactKathy Collins; Public Affairs Specialist; Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Telephone: 302-674-2331 ext. 259
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