[PAST EVENT] Virginia Fishery Resource Grant Program - Application Workshop

December 6, 2021
5:30pm - 7:30pm
VIMS - Davis Hall, Owens-Bryant Board Room
7539 Spencer Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062Map this location
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  • Open to the public

The Marine Advisory Program at VIMS is now accepting applications from commercial interests to compete for funding as part of the Virginia Fishery Resource Grant Program. Proposals for the 2022-2023 cycle will be accepted until January 14, 2022.

The Virginia Legislature ratified House Bill 1634 in 1999, creating the Fishery Resource Grant Trust Fund to "protect and enhance the state's coastal fishery resources through the awarding of grants."

An Advisory Board, with input from members of the fishing industry, develops priorities for each year in the following areas:

New Fisheries Equipment and Gear 

Environmental Pilot Studies


Seafood Technology and Utilization

Two workshops will be held to explain the VFRGP, including eligibility and funding priorities, how to complete the application form and where to go for more help when developing a grant proposal package. 

Proposal Development Contacts

If you have an idea for a project, you may contact the following VIMS MAP specialists for assistance in writing your proposal or to request additional information. These people can also direct you to a research scientist who has expertise related to your project topic.

VIMS MAP contacts include:

David Rudders 804-684-7531 MAP Associate Director, Data Collection/Analysis

Karen Hudson 804-684-7742 FRG Program Coordinator, Shellfish Aquaculture

Dan Sennett 804-684-7669 Finfish Aquaculture


Karen Hudson: 804-684-7742, [[v|khudson]], FRG Program Coordinator, Shellfish Aquaculture