FY2019 Marine Debris Research

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Funding Opportunity ID:309025
Opportunity Number:NOAA-NOS-ORR-2019-2005817
Opportunity Title:FY2019 Marine Debris Research
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Environment
Natural Resources
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):11.999
Eligible Applicants:Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:In accordance with the Marine Debris Act, eligible applicants are state, local, tribal, and territory governments, institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, or commercial (for-profit) organizations 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. All projects must take place within the United States or territories or their respective waterways. Foreign organizations and foreign public entities (non-U.S. or territory organizations) are not eligible to apply as the primary applicant but can be listed as a sub-awardee or contractor. NOAA is strongly committed to broadening the participation of veterans, minority-serving institutions, and entities that work in underserved areas. The NOAA MDP encourages proposals from, or involving any of the above types of institutions. Applications that have been submitted to other NOAA grant programs or as part of another NOAA grant may be considered under this solicitation.
Agency Code:DOC
Agency Name:Department of Commerce
Posted Date:Sep 17, 2018
Close Date:Dec 14, 2018
Last Updated Date:Sep 17, 2018
Award Ceiling:$350,000
Award Floor:$75,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:$1,500,000
Expected Number of Awards:5
Description:The NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP), authorized in the Marine Debris Act (33 U.S.C. 1951-1958), provides funding to support eligible organizations to conduct research directly related to marine debris through field, laboratory, and modeling experiments. The MDP invites applications for research funding in any of three areas of focus: research that explores the ecological risk associated with marine debris and determines debris exposure levels; research that examines the fate and transport of marine debris; and/or research that quantifies habitat impacts resulting from marine debris and the gains in ecosystem services that result when debris is removed. 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. Funding of up to $1,500,000 is expected to be available for Marine Debris Research grants in Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19). Typical awards will range from $150,000 – $250,000. Funding for this grant competition comes through the NOAA Marine Debris Program as appropriations to the Office of Response and Restoration, National Ocean Service.
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