Now Open: FY 2021 Grant Opportunity for North America Marine Debris Prevention and Removal Projects

Posted Tue, 11/10/2020 - 11:00

The NOAA Marine Debris Program is proud to announce our Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 North America Marine Debris Prevention and Removal notice of funding opportunity (NOFO).  

Funding for this NOFO was provided through the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Implementation Act. The USMCA recognizes the importance of taking action to prevent and reduce marine debris, including plastic litter and microplastics, in order to preserve human health and marine and coastal ecosystems, prevent the loss of biodiversity, and mitigate the costs and impacts of marine debris. 

NOAA will award up to $5 million in FY 2021 to fund projects that address marine debris issues in the U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada border areas. The grant competition will focus on projects that prevent or reduce the occurrence of marine debris, and projects that remove marine debris from the environment. Projects that include collaboration with partners in Mexico and/or Canada will be prioritized. 

Full proposals are due on January 29, 2021, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. For more information on this grant opportunity, please visit and the NOAA Marine Debris Program’s website.

A large amount of debris along the lower part of a basin.
Debris along the lower part of the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (Credit: TRNERR).


Now Open: FY 2021 Grant Opportunity for North America Marine Debris Prevention and Removal Projects

Posted Tue, 11/10/2020 - 11:00

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Anthony Morale…

Tue, 11/10/2020 - 12:12

I have dedicated more than 30 years to the collection and disposal of garbage and pollutants on the coasts of Puerto Rico. He never received Federal funds or state aid. I will present my project to NOAA to be able to count on support to add more effective value to the mitigation of the waste that I hope our beaches and coasts.

Mutumba Faisal

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 06:29

Keen to learn about efforts to make plastic material producers contribute to the cleanups. Because the profits from it, and the world ends up paying for the cleanups.

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