Atlantic Salmon Funding Proposals Sought

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NOAA Fisheries has announced a federal funding opportunity to promote recovery actions and support engagement activities for critically endangered Atlantic salmon and their ecosystems. The typical funding awards will range from $50,000 to $300,000.

The application deadline is Friday, May 19, 2017.

NOAA Is seeking project proposals that will support:

• Species in the Spotlight: Survive to Thrive, including efforts to address any of the four priority actions identified in the Atlantic Salmon Five-Year Action Plan to stabilize the species and prevent their extinction.

• International Year of the Salmon, including the development and implementation of new education/outreach and engagement tools such as interactive displays, exhibits, kiosks, etc., or activities highlighting the biology, status, and threats faced by Atlantic salmon and their ecosystems.

Funding is not expected to exceed $600,000, and is contingent on FY 2017 Federal appropriations. There is no match requirement.