We are pleased to announce, with the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, a Request for Proposals for the Ocean Odyssey Marine Debris Awards for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Accessibility.
With funding from the NOAA Marine Debris Program, the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation will award 10-15 grants, totaling approximately $75,000 for this funding competition. Awards will range between $5,000 and $7,500 to support initiatives that investigate and prevent the adverse impacts of marine debris in communities that are underserved, underrepresented, or overburdened. These projects may include marine debris prevention, research, monitoring, detection, response, removal, and coordination activities.
Priority will be given to projects that directly benefit or support communities in need and involve community members in all aspects of the project, from planning to execution. Projects throughout the coastal United States, Great Lakes, territories, and Freely Associated States are eligible for consideration.
Full proposals are due on December 18, 2023 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). Please visit the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation website to apply and for eligibility and submission information.