The NOAA Marine Debris Program, authorized in the Marine Debris Act (33 U.S.C.
1951-1958), provides funding to prevent the introduction of marine debris into the marine and coastal environment.
Projects awarded through this grant competition will encourage changes in behavior of a target
audience (such as students, teachers, industries, or the public) to address a specific marine debris issue, and will actively engage these groups in hands-on personal participation.
Successful proposals through this solicitation will be funded through cooperative agreements.
Funding of up to $1,500,000 is expected to be available for Marine Debris Prevention grants in FY201 8. Typical awards will range from $50,000 - $150,00 0. Funding for this purpose comes through the NOAA Marine Debris Program as appropriations to the Office of Response and Restoration, National Ocean Service.This solicitation is focused on efforts to prevent marine debris from entering the environment through targeted behavior change.
It is not intended for large-scale debris removal projects, deployment of catchment basins, or scientific research.