PSMFC Fisheries Information Network Newsletter

NOAA Fisheries Information System/Electronic Technologies/Catch Share Program FY 2022 Request for Proposals

NOAA Fisheries

NOAA’s Fisheries Information System program (FIS) has opened its FY 2022 RFP, sponsored in partnership with the Electronic Technologies program and the National Catch Share Program. This annual competitive RFP awards up to $5.5 million in funding (pending appropriations) for fishery-dependent data projects in the following focus areas:

  • Data Improvements, Modernization, and Integration.
  • Electronic Monitoring Implementation and Pre-Implementation.
  • Electronic Reporting Implementation and Pre-Implementation.
  • Fisheries Information Network Development.
  • Quality Management and Continuous Improvement.

FINs, state partners (through the Interstate Commissions), and NOAA regional offices, science centers, and headquarters are all eligible to compete. Pre-proposals due on April 9, 2021 and full proposals are due on June 18, 2021. The RFP Guidance Document provides further details, as does this NOAA Central Library presentation on submitting a competitive proposal.

For more information on the Quality Management and Continuous Improvement (QM/CI) focus area, which funds workshops and trainings on the application of QM/CI principles, strategies, and tools, as well as implementation, please visit the FIS QM/CI web page, where you can also find contact information for a team member in your region.