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Now Open: Marine Debris Prevention Through Outreach and Education Funding Opportunity

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By: NOAA Marine Debris Program staff

The NOAA Marine Debris Program is proud to announce a new funding opportunity for marine debris prevention projects: “Marine Debris Prevention through Outreach and Education.”

The NOAA MDP seeks to fund projects that will lead to the prevention of marine debris in the marine and coastal environments through the implementation of dedicated education and outreach activities. Projects awarded through this grant competition are expected to educate the public about marine debris through activities including, but not limited to:

  1. encouraging changes in behavior to address marine debris;
  2. developing, using, and disseminating tools, products, and campaigns to improve efforts to address marine debris; and,
  3. engaging the public in active, personal participation (e.g. a small-scale shoreline cleanup with students or other hands-on activities, etc.).

While the anticipated range of federal funding available per award is approximately $20,000 to $100,000, projects typically receive between $30,000 and $60,000. Eligible applicants include: U.S. institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, commercial (for-profit) organizations, and state, local and tribal governments. Applications from federal agencies or employees of federal agencies will not be considered. International organizations are not eligible.

To download the official Federal Funding Opportunity along with complete eligibility requirements, please visit Grants Online by clicking here:

The deadline for applications to this funding opportunity is 11:59:59 pm EST on December 20, 2013. Applications must be submitted online via

Author: NOAA Marine Debris Program

The NOAA Marine Debris Program envisions the global ocean and its coasts, users, and inhabitants free from the impacts of marine debris. Our mission is to investigate and solve the problems that stem from marine debris, in order to protect and conserve our nation's marine environment, natural resources, industries, economy, and people.

One thought on “Now Open: Marine Debris Prevention Through Outreach and Education Funding Opportunity

  1. My husband and I own the Group, Oregon Mermaids. We have a powerful presentation that we facilitate at all our events. Marine Debris from Land and Sea. We received the PDF from you for the poster. We have presented it from the Oregon Coast to Maui Hawaii!!! 2014 we are starting a new program at our Local Aquarium and are working on several more outreach programs. LOVE our NOAA!! Keep up the Great work!!!!

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