2025 Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program

Funding TypeCooperative Agreement
Grantor Agency

U.S. Department of Commerce

Grant Range50K-200K
# of Awards Availablen/a
Programmatic AreaCapacity Building
Programmatic AreaEnergy & Environment
Deadline March 20, 2025
Match Required?
Match Amountn/a
Eligible EntitiesState governments, Individuals, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Private institutions of higher education, Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Independent school districts, City or township governments, Special district governments, County governments, Small businesses, For-profit organizations other than small businesses, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education.
Focus AreaThe mission of the National Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP) is to support the development of technological solutions and changes in fishing practices designed to minimize bycatch of fish and protected species (including Endangered Species Act-listed fish, marine mammals, seabirds, and sea turtles) and to reduce impacts to invertebrates (including sponges, deep-sea corals, and shallow (tropical) corals.) In addition, BREP may support projects that quantify post-release mortality and identify ways to minimize mortality and injury of bycaught species (including post-release injury and mortality). Projects should produce outcomes that can directly influence management needs of federally managed living marine resources.
ContactJustin Pearce,
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