The NOAA Marine Debris Program is proud to announce our fiscal year (FY) 2021 Marine Debris Removal notice of 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, abandoned and derelict vessels, and other medium- and large-scale debris. Projects should also foster public awareness of the effects of marine debris to further the conservation of living marine resource habitats, and contribute to the understanding of marine debris composition, distribution, and impacts.
The Letter of Intent (LOI) submission period for removal projects will extend from July 15 to September 4, 2020. Applicants who submit successful LOIs will be invited to submit a full proposal following the LOI review period.