By: Marine Debris Program staff
The NOAA Marine Debris Program is proud to announce our annual “Marine Debris Prevention through Education and Outreach” Federal Funding Opportunity.
The NOAA MDP seeks to fund projects that will lead to the prevention of marine debris in 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 proposals including, but not limited to:
- encouraging changes in behavior to reduce and address marine debris;
- developing and implementing activities to reduce and prevent marine debris working with students, teachers, industries, and the public, and,
- engaging the public in active, personal participation (e.g. a small-scale shoreline cleanup with students or other hands-on activities, etc.).
Typical project awards will range from $30,000 – $75,000. NOAA will NOT accept proposals with a budget less than $15,000 or more than $100,000 under this solicitation. The anticipated number of awards ranges from five to twelve.
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=270188
The deadline for applications to this funding opportunity is 11:59:59 pm EST on January 15, 2015. Applications must be submitted online via http://www.grants.gov.
For further guidance and applicant assistance with this Federal Funding Opportunity, visit our MDP Funding: Applicant and Grantee Resources Page: http://marinedebris.noaa.gov/about-our-program/applicant-resources