The funding opportunity for the FY 2022 USDA AMS Tribal Seafood Pandemic Response and Safety Grant Program is now closed. Upon completion of the review process, AMS will notify applicants of the status of their funding request.
The Tribal Seafood Pandemic Response and Safety (TSPRS) Grant Program provides grants to seafood processors, including at-sea processors and dealers, owned and operated by Federally Recognized Indian Tribes, as defined in the List Act of 1994. The grant program provides funds to respond to coronavirus, including for measures to protect workers against novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID–19).
This program is authorized and funded under section 751 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA) (Pub. L. No. 116—260). USDA developed grant programs under the CAA in response to extensive stakeholder feedback during a series of listening sessions in March 2021, and written comments provided through March 30, 2021.
Two listening sessions were specifically designated for Tribal representatives to provide information and feedback. Information from the listening sessions is available online. To address the needs of seafood processors owned and operated by Federally Recognized Indian Tribes, USDA also held a Tribal listening session in October 2021 to seek input from tribal owned processors on the development of this grant program.
USDA AMS has partnered with the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) to provide applicants with technical assistance support as they prepare applications. Applicants should contact Keir Johnson.
For more information, you may also contact us at TSPRSGrants@usda.gov
- TSPRS Request for Applications (pdf)
- TSPRS Terms and Conditions (pdf)
- TSPRS Appendix A: Eligible Industry Groups (pdf)
- TSPRS Appendix B: Application & Funding Request Form (Activity Checklist) (pdf)
- TSPRS Document Checklist (pdf)
- Form SF-424
- SAM.gov instructions
- For more information, you may also contact us at TSPRSGrants@usda.gov