Selection Date

  • To be determined.

RFP Objective

The Northeast Sea Grant Consortium, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center and with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) and Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO), is seeking proposals to improve understanding of the effects of ocean renewable energy development on coastal communities, including the fishing industry. This includes offshore wind and hydrokinetic current, tidal, and wave energies in the U.S. Northeast, from New York Bight to the Gulf of Maine.


This unique funding partnership will support objective, community-focused research on ocean renewable energy, including offshore wind and hydrokinetic current, tidal, and wave energies, in the U.S. Northeast for the benefit of diverse communities and stakeholders. With a focus on advancing community and economic resilience, the funding opportunity aims to catalyze proactive socioeconomic and technology research for offshore renewable energy planning in the region. Over $1 million will be available to support research projects across three innovative areas:

  • Fisheries and Fishing Community Resilience
  • Coastal Community and Economic Resilience
  • Co-Location Management of Ocean Renewable Energy With Other Marine Activities.

EERE Selections

  • To be determined.

Funding Awardee

  • To be determined.