FY2021 North America Marine Debris Prevention and Removal

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Funding Opportunity ID:329765
Opportunity Number:NOAA-NOS-ORR-2021-2006716
Opportunity Title:FY2021 North America Marine Debris Prevention and Removal
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:As outlined in the Marine Debris Act, eligible applicants in the United States are state, local, and tribal governments whose activities affect removal and prevention 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. Applicants from the United States that engage partners in Mexico and/or Canada will receive greater consideration for funding in this competition, with a higher priority for partner engagement in Mexico. This award is also open for application by certain organizations (as noted below) in Mexico and Canada, with a higher priority for activities to be conducted in Mexico. This can include applicants either working with partners in the United States, or working solely in Mexico or Canada, but only if such proposed work demonstrates that it addresses marine debris that impacts the United States economy, the United States marine environment, or navigation safety in the United States. Consistent with the Marine Debris Act, eligible applicants in Mexico or Canada are limited to any institution of higher education, nonprofit organization or commercial (for-profit) organization with expertise in a field related to marine debris. This includes community based organizations, business associations, and non-public foreign organizations. Applicants from foreign public entities (see 2 CFR 200.46), including from Canada or Mexico, are not eligible to receive awards or subawards under the Marine Debris Act and will not be considered. Interested governmental agencies in Canada or Mexico may collaborate with eligible applicants but may not receive funds as recipients or subrecipients through this competition. 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 eligible institutions. Applications that have been submitted to other NOAA grant programs or as part of another NOAA grant may be considered under this solicitation, but will not be given preferential treatment.
Agency Code:DOC
Agency Name:Department of Commerce
Posted Date:Nov 09, 2020
Close Date:Jan 29, 2021
Last Updated Date:Nov 09, 2020
Award Ceiling:$750,000
Award Floor:$150,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:$5,000,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Description:The NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP), authorized in the Marine Debris Act (33 U.S.C. § 1951-1958), provides funding to address the adverse impacts of marine debris on the United States economy, the marine environment, and navigation safety through the identification, determination of sources, assessment, prevention, reduction, and removal of marine debris. Funds available through this solicitation were allocated to MDP in furtherance of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2019 Pub. L. 116-113, Title IX to carry out Section 3 of the Marine Debris Act (33 U.S.C. § 1952) in the North American region. The purpose of this competition is to address marine debris issues of mutual interest in the border areas of the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Successful proposals through this solicitation will be funded through cooperative agreements. Funding of up to $5,000,000 is expected to be available for Marine Debris Prevention and Removal grants in FY2021. Typical awards for this competition will range from $150,000 – $750,000. The MDP anticipates that between 6 and 12 projects will be awarded under this solicitation. Projects funded through this notification will be for a term of up to two years. This solicitation is focused on efforts to:1) prevent land- and sea-based debris from entering the marine and Great Lakes environment through targeted engagement and outreach efforts that aim to support more sustainable practices, resulting in less waste generated; 2) remove priority debris types from the environment and support alternative disposal of removed debris. Efforts combining prevention and removal efforts will also be considered. It is not intended for scientific research.
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