Opportunities

fresh shrimp in shipping  a cartonGrant Programs:

US Department of Agriculture –

Intermediary Relending Program (IRP)
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/busp/rbeg.htm

Intermediary Relending Program (IRP)
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/busp/rbeg.htm

Rural Energy for America Program/Renewable Energy Systems/Energy Efficiency Improvement Program (REAP/RES/EEI)
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/busp/9006grant.htm

Value-Added Producer Grants
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/coops/vadg.htm

National Marine Fisheries Service –

Cooperative Research Program - CRP
http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/grants/crp.htm

Marine Fisheries Initiative - MARFIN
http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/grants/marfin.htm

Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program
http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/mb/financial_services/skhome.htm

Gulf & South Atlantic Fisheries Foundation
http://www.gulfsouthfoundation.org/index.htm

Loan Programs:

US Department of Agriculture –

Business & Industry Guaranteed Loan Program ( B & I)
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/busp/b&i_gar.htm

Intermediary Relending Program (IRP)
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/busp/irp.htm

Training Opportunities:

Check back this summer for information and dates on S.C. Sea Grant sponsored workshops on:

  • Direct Marketing
  • SC MarketMaker
  • Fisheries Leadership Development