State, local, and tribal governments are all eligible to apply

Contributed by Mark Nystrom, AOC Energy, Environment and Land Use Policy Manager

September 26, 2016

The NOAA Marine Debris Program FY 17 Research Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) is now open. Proposals are due by December 19, 2016.

Decription: The Marine Debris Program invites applications requesting funding for research that explores the ecological risk associated with marine debris, determines debris exposure levels, and examines the fate and transport of marine debris in nearshore, coastal environments. Projects may address one or more of these research priorities and should be original, hypothesis-driven projects that have not previously been addressed to scientific standards. Successful proposals through this solicitation will be funded through cooperative agreements.

Eligible applicants are state, local and tribal governments whose activities affect research or regulation of marine debris and any institution of higher education, nonprofit organization or commercial (for-profit) organization with expertise in a field related to marine debris. Applications from federal agencies or employees of federal agencies will not be considered. Interested federal agencies may collaborate with eligible applicants but may not receive funds through this competition.

The full announcement can be found at: