The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Program announces available grants

Marine Debris Removal Grants – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Program is seeking proposals for Marine Debris Removal Grants for grassroots, community-based activities that improve living marine resource habitats through the removal of marine debris. Projects should implement on-the-ground marine debris removal activities, prioritizing medium to large-scale debris, including derelict fishing gear. Typical awards will range from $50,000 to $150,000. For more information, see the federal funding opportunity (PDF, 243 KB) and Grants.gov. Applications are due by November 1.

Marine Debris Prevention Funding – The NOAA Marine Debris Program is seeking proposals for Marine Debris Prevention Grants for projects supporting public educational activities that improve living marine resource habitats. Projects should create measurable behavior change by encouraging students, teachers, industries, or the public to actively participate in addressing a particular marine debris issue. Typical awards will range from $50,000 to $150,000. For more information, see the federal funding opportunity (PDF, 250KB) and Grants.gov. Applications are due by December 16.

 A PDF version of this news announcement can be found here.