Funding: $150,000,000

Description: Provides funding to investigate and prevent the adverse impacts of marine debris. 

Eligible Recipients: State, local, tribal, and territory governments whose activities affect research or regulation of marine debris; institutions of higher education; nonprofit organizations; or commercial (for-profit) organizations with expertise in a field related to marine debris

Eligible Uses: Removal and cleanup of significant legacy debris such as abandoned and derelict vessels and derelict fishing gear, as well other priority debris types, that pose a threat to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration trust resources, the economy or navigation safety. Prevention of the re-accumulation of marine debris, as well as preventing common consumer debris from entering the marine environment. Assessment of the scope, scale, and distribution of marine debris in the environment through marine debris monitoring and detection investments.

Deadline: September 30, 2022

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