Marine Debris

Marine Debris Removal Grant Opportunity

The NOAA Marine Debris Program supports the development and implementation of locally-driven, marine debris prevention, assessment, and removal projects that benefit coastal habitat, waterways, and NOAA trust resources. Projects awarded through this grant competition will create long-term, quantifiable ecological benefits and habitat improvements for NOAA trust resources through on-the-ground marine debris removal activities, with highest priority for those targeting derelict fishing gear and other medium- and large-scale debris. Projects should also foster awareness of the effects of marine debris to further the conservation of living marine resource habitats, and contribute to the understanding of marine debris composition, distribution and impacts. Successful proposals through this solicitation will be funded through cooperative agreements. Funding of up to $2,500,000 is expected to be available for Marine Debris Removal grants in Fiscal Year 2020. The typical funding level for the federal share of project awards ranges from $50,000 to $150,000. Application deadline is Dec., 4, 2019.

For additional information and to apply, visit: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=318430