Foundation / Corporation
Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation (BBEDC)
Grants of up to $17,500 and grants of up to $35,000 to Alaska fishers in eligible locations for equipment enhancements and repairs. Funding is intended to support drift boat and set gillnet operations that improve harvesting efficiency and fish quality. Priority will be given to fish hold insulation and other improvements that promote chilling at the point of harvest.
BBEDC represents the following villages: Aleknagik, Clarks Point, Dillingham, Egegik, Ekuk, Ekwok, King Salmon, Levelock, Manokotak, Naknek, Pilot Point, Port Heiden, Portage Creek, South Naknek, Togiak, Twin Hills, and Ugashik.
The Vessel Upgrade Grant Program is available to resident fishers in Bristol Bay Watershed Communities. The program provides financial assistance to BBEDC CDQ resident fishers for repairs and improvements to fishing vessels and setnet fishing equipment to improve fish quality and harvesting efficiency. Grants for set gillnet operations and drifts boat operations can be used for deck and fish hold upgrades, engines and engine repairs, RSW systems, electronics and other gear and improvements that improve fish quality and fishing efficiency. Grants can also be combined with certain commercial fishing loans and include an In-Season Emergency Provision. Promoting chilling at the point of harvest by insulating fish holds and other modifications to enhance chilling and seafood quality, is a priority of this program.
GrantWatch ID#: 179360
Vessel Upgrade Grants of up to $17,500* for owners of set net operations and up to $35,000* for drift vessel owners are available.
Upgrade work must be completed before December 31 of the year the Vessel Upgrade Grant is awarded.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit completed applications to:
Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation
Dillingham, AK 99576
BBEDC Regional Fisheries Coordinator
For complete information on the Vessel Upgrade Grant Program contact the Regional Fisheries Development Office at (907)842-4370 or 1-800-478-4370.
BBEDC communities: https://www.bbedc.com/?page_id=139
USA: Alaska: Bristol Bay (Aleknagik, Clarks Point, Dillingham, Egegik, Ekuk, Ekwok, King Salmon, Levelock, Manokotak , Naknek, Pilot Point, Port Heiden, Portage Creek, South Naknek, Togiak, Twin Hills, and Ugashik)
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