U.S. Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - National Ocean Service (NOS)
02/11/22 11:59 PM Eastern Time - Receipt
Cooperative agreements to USA, Canada, and Mexico nonprofit organizations, for-profits, government agencies, tribes, and IHEs to protect the marine environment. A letter of intent must be submitted prior to submitting a full proposal. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support marine debris prevention projects that actively engage and educate a target audience in hands-on programs.
Projects awarded through this grant competition will actively engage and educate a target audience (such as students, teachers, recreational fisher communities, state or local governments, industries, elected officials, etc.) in hands-on programs designed to raise awareness, reduce barriers to marine debris prevention (e.g., lack of access to waste receptacles or alternatives to single-use items), and encourage and support changes in behaviors to ensure long-term prevention of marine debris.
This funding opportunity supports efforts to prevent marine debris from entering the environment, as described in this section, and as such it is not intended for large-scale debris removal projects or scientific research. Small scale removal activities, enhancing the overall prevention efforts, could be included, but should not be the primary focus. Competitive proposals will demonstrate meaningful, measurable, and sustainable ecological benefits to coastal and marine and Great Lakes resources by preventing debris from entering the marine environment and will incorporate priorities identified in the NOFO (see https://marinedebris.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/NOAA-NOS-ORR-2022-2007022-NOFO-Report.pdf#page=6).
Marine debris is defined as "any persistent solid material that is manufactured or processed and directly or indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally, disposed of or abandoned into the marine environment or the Great Lakes". Marine debris can include land-based, solid waste items, from activities that take place on land, such as plastic bags, cigarette butts, foam take-out containers, and balloons, as well as ocean-based items such as derelict fishing gear and abandoned vessels.
GrantWatch ID#: 182245
The NOAA MDP anticipates that between 8 and 15 awards will be made under this solicitation, depending upon appropriations.
The NOAA MDP does not plan to fund proposals for prevention activities at less than $50,000 or more than $400,000 under this solicitation.
Applications should cover a project period of performance from one to two years in duration. If behavior change monitoring activities are to be conducted during the project, NOAA may consider applications with a period of performance beyond two years, as long as there is reasonable justification provided. However, NOAA expects that all primary project activities would be completed within two years of the start date of the award.
The earliest anticipated start date for awards will be September 1, 2022 – applicants should consider this date when developing plans for initiating proposed project activities.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
LOIs must be submitted as an e-mail attachment to email@example.com.
Please put "FY2022 Marine Debris Prevention Letter of Intent (LOI)" in the email subject heading. Do not direct questions to this email address.
For further information contact Amanda Dwyer (firstname.lastname@example.org, 240-533-0402).
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