Now Open: FY 2020 Grant Opportunity for Marine Debris Prevention Projects

Posted Wed, 09/18/2019 - 08:30

The NOAA Marine Debris Program is proud to announce our FY 2020 “Marine Debris Prevention” federal funding opportunity. 

This opportunity provides funding for projects that actively engage and educate a target audience (such as students, teachers, industries, or the public) in hands-on programs designed to raise awareness, provide practical approaches, reduce barriers, and encourage and support changes in behaviors to ensure long-term prevention of marine debris.

The Letter of Intent (LOI) submission period for prevention projects will extend from September 17 to November 5, 2019. Applicants who submit successful LOIs will be invited to submit a full proposal following the LOI review period.

For more information on this FY 2020 grant opportunity, please visit and the NOAA Marine Debris Program’s website.

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Submit your Letter of Intent for the Marine Debris Prevention opportunity! (Photo: Monterey Bay Aquarium)


Now Open: FY 2020 Grant Opportunity for Marine Debris Prevention Projects

Posted Wed, 09/18/2019 - 08:30

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Artemio. Xerxe…

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 02:53

I am a civilian and do not have many resources to create a presentable presentation on the innovative ideas I have to resolve the ocean plastic crisis.
This project is pretty ambitious, yet the funding will provide quicker results to resolve this global mess.

Sincerely, Artèmio Xerxex Bravo

Carlos I. Mato…

Thu, 10/24/2019 - 22:36

The Office of the Comissioner of Navigation, under the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources(PRDNER/BLAO/OCN), will apply for the marine debris prevention grant. One of the tasks proposed to deal with the prevention of the generation of ocean based marine debris, specificly form sea-bound point sources like marinas, ports, and other such facilities, is to contract the professional services of experts in human behaviour like psychologists. These health professionals will help the PRDNER/OCN to develop a strategy to change the trow away mentality among local boaters hat causes most of the discarded items to become part of the marine debris problem. Do you have a study done on this approach that could be useful to establish the rquirements for the contract an how the expected results, the change in the problem causing mentality can be measured? Thanks!

Thank you for your interest in the FY 2020 Prevent Grant Opportunity! Please see this document that is located on our website ( under "Proposal Submission Guidelines". We have a document called "Behavior Change Guidance for NOAA Marine Debris Program Marine Debris Prevention Grants" and the direct link is here: