Fishing Vessel Safety Division (CG-CVC-3)


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Federal Grant Programs

Commercial Fishing Safety Training Grant Program

The Fishing Safety Research Grant Program established by The Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-281), as amended by the Howard Coble Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-281), is intended to provide funding to individuals in academia, members of non-profit organizations and businesses involved in fishing and maritime matters, and other persons with expertise in commercial fishing safety. The funding will be used to support research on improving the occupational safety of workers in the commercial fishing industry. This includes: improving vessel design; developing and improving emergency and survival equipment; enhancing vessel monitoring systems; improving communication devices, de-icing technology, and severe weather detection. In order to support and administer the grant program, the Coast Guard and NIOSH signed a Memorandum of Understanding on May 17, 2018 (see below).

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To View Commercial Fishing Occupational Safety Research or Commercial Fishing Occupational Safety Training Project Grants

  1. Click Here
  2. Search Opportunity Number RFA-OH-19-004 for Occupational Safety Research, or RFA-OH-19-005 for Safety Training Project Grants. You can also search "Commercial Fishing" in the Keywords basic search criteria.
  3. All grant application related questions should be directed to: Mr. William Robinson (404) 498-2530
  4. Click Here for Frequently Asked Questions