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Marine Debris Program Supports Grant Writing Training Sessions for Mid-Atlantic Partners

AUGUST 23, 2021 ─ On August 11 and 18, the NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP), in partnership with the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, supported two half-day training sessions on applying for grants for the Mid-Atlantic Marine Debris Action Plan community and regional stakeholders. 

Two people gathering debris from a beach.
Volunteers clean up marine debris. Image credit: NOAA.

Provided by Sea Change Consulting, the training brought together over 20 Mid-Atlantic participants, including nonprofits, the private sector, academia, state, and local government, to learn more about the grant process. The Mid-Atlantic Marine Debris Action Plan identified “grants training” as the top priority needed to build capacity across the region. This also addresses the Action Plan goals of strengthening coordination and building capacity throughout the Mid-Atlantic. 

The training included information on the steps to writing a successful project narrative, developing actions, measuring success, and developing a budget and forms, as well as breakout exercises. NOAA MDP Program Officers Amanda Dwyer, Tom Barry, Christy Kehoe, and Sarah Lowe joined in the training discussion to provide an overview of the MDP and updates on current and upcoming federal funding opportunities, and to respond to attendee questions. 

All training materials will be made available on the Mid-Atlantic Marine Debris Collaboration Portal. You can stay up-to-date on the NOAA MDP grant competition by visiting the MDP Federal Funding Opportunity webpage

For more information, contact NOAA MDP Grant Specialist Amanda.Dwyer@noaa.gov.

Last updated Friday, August 27, 2021 5:21pm PDT