Various grants and other funding opportunities for marine debris activities can be found below. Please navigate to each opportunity for detailed information on timeline, scope, and how to apply.
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support a national-level collaborative science program that, through a cooperative agreement with NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management, will administer funding and support the National Estuarine Research Reserves and their prospective research partners. The program will address system-wide research and management needs, while being responsive to local and regional reserve priorities, and those of NOAA. This funding opportunity is not requesting proposals for individual research projects or short-term activities focused on specific local coastal and estuarine issues.
L etters of intent must be received by the Office for Coastal Management by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on October 10, 2018. Full proposals must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 3, 2018.
The NOAA Marine Debris Program is proud to announce our FY19 “Marine Debris Removal” federal funding opportunity.
Projects awarded through the removal grant competition will create long-term, quantifiable ecological habitat improvements for NOAA trust resources, with priority consideration for efforts targeting derelict fishing gear and other medium- and large-scale debris. Projects should also foster public awareness of the effects of marine debris to further the conservation of resources and habitats, and contribute to the understanding of marine debris composition, distribution and impacts.
The submission period for removal proposals will be from August 20 - October 29, 2018.
The goal of this RFP is to measurably reduce plastic pollution before it reaches the ocean. We support scientists working to fill key knowledge gaps around the flow of plastic from their sources into the ocean. We seek innovators, including conservationists, educators, and storytellers, who can develop solutions to effect behavior change in key stakeholders. Preference will be given to projects with higher potential for scaling and impact, and to applicants who are residents or citizens of the country where the work will be conducted.
Priority will be given to projects that aim to do one or more of the following:
- Develop innovative solutions to help stop plastic from reaching waterways through improved recycling, waste management, or other means
- Implement innovative methods that engage stakeholders to create solutions that dramatically reduce plastic use and/or input into watersheds
- Focus on geographic gaps in knowledge (e.g., Africa) or on known hot spots that contribute most to the marine plastic pollution problem (e.g., coastal cities in China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam; watersheds of the Yangtze, Indus, Yellow, Hai, Nile, Ganges, Pearl, Amur, Niger, and Mekong rivers)