CFP Information

The Alaska Sustainable Salmon Fund has opened a statewide call for proposals (CFP). Proposals and all associated documents must be uploaded on the proposal submission system by 6/29/2022 at 12:00 p.m.

All the forms and documents associated with this call are provided below (also available together as a zip file). Please thoroughly review the AKSSF Call for Proposals Instructions for CFP instructions and review the FAQs tab (also available in the proposal submission system). To complete your application, you must register your proposal in the proposal submission system, enter basic project information (including all investigator contact information), upload all completed documents, and submit the whole proposal by 6/29/2022 at 12:00 p.m. Please start early and allow ample time to enter your information and upload documents. If you have any questions, please contact AKSSF staff.

FUNDING UPDATE: The Alaska Sustainable Salmon Fund (AKSSF) received notice of its preliminary award under the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund ($4.2 million) and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act ($1.2 million), so we are anticipating a total of $5.4 available under the current call for proposals. This is approximately $1 million more than we’ve received in recent years and will be broken out into the following categories:

  • Habitat conservation or restoration in areas utilized by subsistence stocks: $1,800,000
  • Habitat conservation, restoration, or resiliency assessment in areas that may or may not be utilized by subsistence stocks: $2,211,832
  • Monitoring and assessment of salmon populations utilized for subsistence: $1,226,168

  • Please note that, per NOAA direction, the $1.2 million of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funds are prioritized for habitat restoration projects that result in an increase in miles accessible and acres restored that are most impactful, large in scale, and regionally significant and that will provide measurable and lasting benefits to the climate resilience of salmon populations and their habitat. If relevant, please describe how your project addresses this priority in your proposal. The 35% match requirement is in place for all funds.

    CFP Forms

    2022 AKSSF Proposal Form
    2022 AKSSF Statement of Work Form
    2022 AKSSF Budget Spreadsheet
    2022 AKSSF Applicant Certification Form
    2022 AKSSF Federal Grant Management Capabilities Survey
    2022 AKSSF Federal Authority Form
    2022 AKSSF Third Party Match Contributor Form
    2022 AKSSF 10% De Minimis Indirect Rate Form

    Documents for Reference

    2022 Call for Proposals Instructions
    2022 AKSSF Objectives
    2022 AKSSF Subaward Agreement sample
    2022 AKSSF Scoring Guide
    2022 AKSSF Match Guidance
    2022 AKSSF Invoicing Policies and Procedures

    Workshops

    AKSSF is offering a webinar on May 25 (9:00 – 10:30 a.m.) to help applicants understand the proposal development and project selection processes (please let me know if you wish to attend but cannot make this date). These workshops are a great opportunity to get your questions answered while learning how to avoid common proposal pitfalls. If you are interested in participating, please contact Debbie Maas (debbie.maas@alaska.gov/907-465-6134).

    Administrative Pre-Review (Optional)

    Proposals submitted by 12 noon Alaska Daylight Time on June 20th will undergo a courtesy administrative review by AKSSF staff to determine basic responsiveness to the requirements of the call as described in the "Responsiveness Criteria" section of the Call for Proposals Instructions. Proposals submitted after this deadline are not eligible for administrative pre-review. AKSSF staff will contact the project investigators via the email(s) provided through the proposal submission portal and either confirm basic responsiveness or list insufficiencies, usually the same day the proposal is submitted. Deficient proposals must be corrected and resubmitted on the proposal submission portal before the CFP deadline to be responsive to the CFP. The contents of the final submission will be the official documents/information used for the final review. The scope of administrative reviews is limited to the criteria outlined in the "Responsiveness Criteria” section in the Call for Proposals Summary; thus, AKSSF staff will NOT evaluate or provide suggestions to improve any other aspects such as: strengths and weaknesses of the proposal; grammar, spelling, punctuation, or mathematical errors; coherency, accuracy, completeness, clarity, or appropriateness of the proposal and budget documents; content of Federal Grant Management Capabilities Survey(s) and associated documents; or other qualitative characteristics. As you will have the opportunity to revise documents after the pre-review, we encourage you to utilize this service even if your proposal is not yet finalized.

    For technical support, questions, or comments, please contact Debbie Maas at debbie.maas@alaska.gov.