US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
11/22/21 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Grants to USA and territories government agencies, commissions, and departments in eligible locations to respond to needs related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the seafood processing sector. Required registrations may take up to four weeks to finalize. Eligible states include Alabama, Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, as well as the territory of American Samoa.
The Seafood Processors Pandemic Response and Safety (SPRS) Block Grant Program provides grants to eligible state agencies and territories to support seafood processors, including at-sea processing vessels, to respond to coronavirus, including for measures to protect workers against COVID-19.
State agencies will provide funds to seafood processors and processing vessels. State agencies should conduct outreach to ensure that eligible beneficiaries are aware of this relief and understand the requirements of the funding opportunity. Each processing facility or vessel may apply separately for funding. Processors may only apply once for each location or vessel. State agencies should determine funding amounts based on their local conditions and industry needs. Funds can cover the activities associated with:
AMS encourages applications that benefit smaller processors and vessels, socially disadvantaged processors, veteran processors, and/or underserved communities. For grants intending to serve these entities, applicants should engage and involve those beneficiaries when developing projects and applications.
For allowable costs, see https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/2021PandemicSeafoodProcessorsReliefRFA.pdf#page=10.
GrantWatch ID#: 198582
25 - AMS will make only one award to each eligible State or territory.
Award Ceiling: $30,694,746
Award Floor: $200,000
For the allocation for each eligible state, see page 5 of the NOFA in Supporting documents below.
Duration (Months): 24
Start Date: No earlier than January 1, 2022
Completion Date: 24 months from Start Date
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
After closely reviewing the RFA in its entirety, applicants and other interested parties are encouraged to contact the SPRS staff by e-mail with questions about the grant program at SPRSGrants@usda.gov.
Applicants may also call the 24/7 toll-free support number 1-800-518-4726, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seafood Pandemic Response and Safety Block Grants
USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 2055 South Building
Washington, DC 20250-0264
USA: Alabama; Alaska; California; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Mississippi; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York City; New York; North Carolina; Oregon; Rhode Island; South Carolina; Texas; Virginia; Washington, DC
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)
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