Sunday, August 9, 2009

NOAA Marine Debris Program – Community-based Marine Debris Removal Grants

Through NOAA's Marine Debris Program (MDP), the Community-based Marine Debris Prevention and Removal Grants catalyze the implementation of locally driven, community-based marine debris prevention and removal projects that will benefit coastal habitat, waterways, and NOAA trust resources including anadromous fish.

On July 16, 2009, NOAA published an Omnibus Federal Register Notice to announce the availability of FY2010 competitive federal grant funds. The Federal Funding Opportunity (link below) describes the conditions under which applications will be accepted and describes criteria under which applications will be evaluated for funding consideration. Projects funded through the MDP have strong on-the-ground habitat components involving the removal of marine debris and derelict fishing gear that will provide educational and social benefits for people and their communities in addition to long-term ecological habitat improvements for NOAA trust resources. Proposals selected for funding through this solicitation will be implemented through a cooperative agreement.

Applications are due by October 31, 2009

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