The Nature Conservancy and The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Supporting Oyster Aquaculture and Restoration (SOAR) program has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the Shellfish Growers Resiliency Fund (Fund).
The Fund aims to pave the way for a more resilient and sustainable U.S. shellfish industry that benefits the ocean and the communities which rely upon it. Funding will be open to applicants in the United States andU.S. Territories.
The award will fund projects up to $20,000 for one-to-two-year projects and will target shellfish growers, shellfish aquaculture industry associations, and closely linked supply chain companies supporting aquaculture. The application deadline for the RFP is October 6, 2023.
The priorities for the Fund were established with the support of a diverse Steering Committee made up of representatives from government agencies, growers, Tribes, aquaculture associations, academia, and NGOs.
To learn more about the Fund and the application process, visit the SOAR webpage.
If you have questions about the Resiliency Fund, please contact Rebekah Borgert (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).