NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA/NMFS) is soliciting proposals for the FY 2015 NOAA's Marine National Monument Program Grants Funding Opportunity.
In 2009, three Marine National Monuments (MNMs) were designated by Presidential Proclamation to protect the relatively undisturbed
marine ecosystems that are flourishing with healthy coral reefs, large numbers of apex predators, fish biomass, and seabirds.
Management plans for the Marianas Trench MNM, Rose Atoll MNM, and Pacific Remote Islands MNM are in preparation.
These plans will guide management to preserve and protect the resources in these isolated locations.
NOAA is soliciting proposals for projects to fulfill the objectives of the Proclamations and MNM management goals.