Community-based Marine Debris Removal

Type: 
Funding
Organization: 
NOAA, DOC
Description: 

The NOAA Marine Debris Program provides funding to catalyze the implementation of locally driven, community-based marine debris prevention, assessment, and removal projects that will benefit coastal habitat, waterways, and NOAA trust resources. Funding for this purpose comes through the NOAA Marine Debris Program as appropriations to the Office of Response and Restoration, National Ocean Service. The funding is, in part, administered through a grant competition with the NOAA Restoration Center’s Community-based Restoration Program. Projects awarded through this grant competition have strong on-the-ground habitat components involving the removal of marine debris and derelict fishing gear, as well as activities that provide social benefits for people and their communities in addition to long-term ecological habitat improvements for NOAA trust resources.

Category: 
Health, Conservation
Funding Amount: 
Individual awards between $15,000 and $150,000
Matching Funds: 
NA
Eligibility: 
All Indian tribal governments, tribal colleges and universities.
Contact Information: 
Tom Barry, 301-427-8653, Tom.Barry@noaa.gov