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Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation


  • Mariculture Joint Innovation Projects RFP

    Updated: 4/21/2023

  • Mariculture Green Energy RFP

    Updated: 5/16/2023

Requests for Proposals

The following RFPs are listed by date of issue. Please confirm closing date before submitting a proposal. Check back soon for more opportunities. 

Incorporating Green Energy into Alaska Mariculture

Closing Date: June 16, 2023 @ 5 pm AKST

AFDF is soliciting proposals from individuals, companies, or organizations that can provide services and technical support for the integration of renewable sources of energy (green energy) into the development of the mariculture industry in Alaska. This is a part of the Green Energy component of the Alaska Mariculture Cluster, funded by a grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to the lead entity, Southeast Conference (SEC). AFDF is one of several coalition partners on the Alaska Mariculture Cluster, and in particular is a subaward recipient managing the Green Energy component. This Green Energy component, for which we are soliciting proposals, has three objectives: 

  1. Develop a long-term renewable energy plan;
  2. Collect baseline data measurements of how energy is currently being used in the mariculture industry and generate an analysis with recommendations for renewable energy alternatives; 
  3. Develop a “best practices guide” through energy audit procedures and standards for the Alaska mariculture industry. 

These three objectives will help ensure that the industry develops sustainably and minimizes fossil fuel combustion by improving energy efficiency and using renewable energy when feasible.

Funding is secured for the scope of this project over four years. A contractor’s proposed budget should range $540,000-$600,000 over the duration of the project period, which is inclusive of travel, supplies, or other expenses incurred by the contractor in order to complete this work. AFDF will consider either one dedicated individual or organization who can fill this contract, or organizations can propose other arrangements/partnerships that meet the scope of work and provide the same level of dedicated capacity.

For more information and to learn how to apply, download the full RFP here.

Mariculture Joint Innovation Projects

Closing Date: May 31, 2023 @ 5 pm AKST

AFDF is soliciting proposals from individuals, companies, or organizations, as part of a new program designed to accelerate innovation in the Alaska mariculture industry by funding applied research and development projects which address barriers to growth in Alaska’s mariculture industry. Through this competitive RFP process, AFDF will select, and fund Joint Innovation Projects proposed by businesses (hatcheries/nurseries, aquatic farmers, processors, technology companies), or other eligible organizations. Findings and data from these projects will be compiled into reports and distributed to the public, ensuring benefits are available to all current or future industry participants, and the public in general.

Selected proposals will be funded for a timeline of up to 18-month projects. Start dates must be between July 1 to December 31, 2023. The number of projects funded and award amount will depend on the quantity and quality of proposals received. Proposals may only request funding up to $100,000. Matching funds are not required, but will score extra points.

For more information and to learn how to apply, download the full RFP here

Employment Opportunities

There are currently no open positions at AFDF. Please check back soon for upcoming opportunities.