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Marine Debris Program Announces FY20 Grant Competition for Prevention Projects

SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 — On September 18, the NOAA Marine Debris Program announced its FY 2020 “Marine Debris Prevention” federal funding opportunity.

Prevention projects funded through this grant competition will actively engage and educate a target audience (such as students, teachers, industries, or the public) in hands-on programs designed to raise awareness, provide practical approaches, reduce barriers, and encourage and support changes in behaviors to ensure long-term prevention of marine debris.

The Letter of Intent (LOI) submission period for prevention projects will extend from September 17 to November 5, 2019. Applicants that submit successful LOIs will be invited to submit a full proposal following the LOI review period.  NOAA will select projects through a rigorous and highly competitive merit review process, with awards announced in the late summer of 2020.

For more information on FY 2020 grant opportunities, please visit the NOAA Marine Debris Program’s website or contact

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Last updated Friday, September 27, 2019 5:35pm PDT