Now Open: FY18 Marine Debris Prevention Grant Opportunity

Posted Mon, 08/28/2017 - 09:41

The NOAA Marine Debris Program is proud to announce our “Marine Debris Prevention” federal funding opportunity. This opportunity provides funding to support eligible organizations for activities to prevent the introduction of marine debris into the marine and coastal environment. Applicants requesting funding for projects to address a specific marine debris issue, and that will actively engage these groups in hands-on personal participation, are welcome to apply. Projects focused on efforts to prevent marine debris from entering the environment through targeted behavior change will be given priority.

*Please note: to apply for marine debris prevention funding through this opportunity, applicants must first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), via email, to, in accordance with the guidelines described in Section IV.B. of the funding opportunity announcement. The deadline for LOI submission is September 28, 2017. After NOAA reviews all submitted LOIs, only those invited to submit a full proposal will be considered for funding. Applicants will be notified by November 1, 2017 if they have been invited to submit a full proposal.

For more information on the FY18 Marine Debris Prevention grant opportunity, visit For more information about the NOAA Marine Debris Program’s competitive federal funding opportunities, visit our website.