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:
- encouraging changes in behavior to address marine debris;
- developing, using, and disseminating tools, products, and campaigns to improve efforts to address marine debris; and,
- 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: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=247582
The deadline for applications to this funding opportunity is 11:59:59 pm EST on December 20, 2013. Applications must be submitted online via http://www.grants.gov.