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Request for Proposals for FY 2022 Hurricane Response Marine Debris Removal Fund

MAY 23, 2022 — On May 17, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, in partnership with the NOAA Marine Debris Program, announced a request for proposals under the Hurricane Response Marine Debris Removal Fund.

Damaged vessels and other marine debris.
Damaged vessels and other marine debris were left in the wake of Hurricane Sally in coastal Alabama. Image credit: NOAA.

The fund will invest approximately $3 million in grants for marine debris assessment, removal, restoration, and disposal activities in coastal communities in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and the western Florida Panhandle impacted by the 2020 and 2021 hurricane seasons. The Hurricane Response Marine Debris Removal Fund will support projects that address marine debris that was caused by or moved by the storms. Projects will prevent further damage to sensitive coastal habitats and species and reduce the impacts of marine debris on communities, infrastructure, assets of economic importance, and navigation safety.

Funding was provided by the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act, 2022 (P.L. 117-43) and will help coastal communities in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Full proposals are due on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 11:59 p.m. EDT. An informational webinar for potential applicants will be held by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation on Tuesday, May 24, from 1 to 2 p.m. EDT. More information is available on the NFWF website

For more information, please contact Jason.Rolfe@noaa.gov

Last updated Sunday, June 5, 2022 9:22pm PDT