NOAA Fisheries Service
Pacific Islands Regional Office
Federal Programs Office

1845 Wasp Blvd., Building 176
Honolulu, HI 96818
PH (808) 725-5000
FAX (808) 725-5215

Visit the new Pacific Islands Funding Opportunities on the redesigned Fisheries Website!

The NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO) is responsible for the maintenance of healthy fish stocks for commercial, recreational and subsistence fishing; the conservation and recovery of protected species; the preservation and restoration of marine habitat; and the coordination with international organizations to implement and monitor fishery agreements and treaties within the Western and Central Pacific. The Pacific Islands Region is comprised of American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, the Northern Mariana Islands, and other U.S. Pacific islands.

The Federal Programs Office is located at the Pacific Islands Regional Office in Honolulu, Hawaii and supports the NOAA Fisheries mission through competitive and noncompetitive grants and cooperative agreements.  Federal Programs Officers (FPOs) ensure the timely processing of all financial assistance awards, from the initial solicitation through post award management.  Technical assistance is provided by PIRO and the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) staff.  FPOs work in cooperation with the NOAA Grants Management Division (GMD), technical monitors, and grant recipients throughout the award period to facilitate the successful completion of project objectives.

The NOAA Fisheries Federal Programs Office administers a series of grant programs on a range of marine and fishery management issues.  These include:  

  • Western Pacific Fishery Management Council
  • Marine Education and Training Mini-Grants Program
  • Pacific Islands Region Marine Turtle Program
  • Partnerships for the Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery and Marine Mammal Response Program
  • Pacific Islands Region Marine National Monuments Program
  • Interjurisdictional Fisheries Act of 1986
  • Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program
  • Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
  • Cooperative Institute Program
  • Pacific Region Grants Cooperative
  • Other Discretionary Awards - financial support to grantees and constituents in the regions

In addition, the NOAA Fisheries Federal Programs Office manages other projects that meet criteria published under the 2014-2015 Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). The BAA is a mechanism to encourage research, education and outreach, innovative projects, or sponsorships that are not addressed through NOAA's competitive discretionary programs.

For a list of our current open opportunities, visit our Funding Opportunities page..

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View a showcase of current and past projects that the State, Federal and Constituent Programs Office Grants Program has funded.

Learn more about funding opportunities that are available.

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