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Grants to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, and Agencies to Address the
Aftereffects of Hurricanes and Storms in Eligible Locations

Hurricane Response Marine Debris Removal Fund

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Program

Conf. Date:

05/24/22

Deadline Date:

06/29/22 11:59 PM EDT

Description:

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Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, governmental agencies, tribes, and educational institutions to address the aftereffects of hurricanes and storms in eligible locations. Funding is intended for projects related to the assessment, removal, and disposal of marine debris from coastal habitats and nearshore waters of coastal counties in the Gulf of Mexico impacted by hurricanes Ida, Laura, Delta, and Sally.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) established the Hurricane Response Marine Debris Removal Fund to support projects to assess, remove, and dispose of marine debris in and around coastal communities impacted hurricanes and other episodic storm events. 

The majority of funds are anticipated to support direct removal and proper disposal efforts although limited funding may also be available for assessment and capacity building for future response. This program will prioritize projects that provide dual benefits – both benefit for human communities and benefits for fish and wildlife. The program will use assessment and prioritization efforts conducted by local, state, and federal response agencies or their designees to prioritize projects that will address marine debris in areas of greatest impact and most critical to prevent communities and ecosystems from further harm.

All proposals must clearly describe how projects will support achieving the overall goals of the Hurricane Response Marine Debris Removal Fund, including:

  • Relative benefit to coastal communities from reducing the impact of marine debris to properties and community infrastructure (beaches, marinas), assets of economic importance (fisheries, recreation), and navigational safety; and
  • Anticipated enhancement of the ecological integrity and functionality of ecosystems and/or prevention of further harm (scouring, entanglement) to fish and wildlife and their habitats.

Due to the emergency nature of these funds, the Hurricane Response Marine Debris Removal Fund will primarily fund projects that are ready for direct clean-up efforts to remove and dispose of marine debris that resulted from the storms to provide the most accelerated and comprehensive outcomes for impacted coastal resources and communities.  Eligible projects will include marine debris assessment and/or removal activities within the coastal uplands, shorelines and coastal waterways of the affected areas, with the goal of preventing further harm to economic and ecological resources of importance to impacted coastal resources and communities. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187443

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$3,000,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

There is no minimum or maximum expected award amount.

Term of Contract:

Projects should be able to be completed within 3 years of the start of the grant. Grants under this program cannot start prior to June 1, 2022 and should end no later than December 30, 2026.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include non-profit 501(c) organizations, state and territorial government agencies, local governments, municipal governments, commercial (for-profit) organizations, Tribal Governments and Organizations, or educational institutions.
- Tribal governments include all Native American tribal governments (both federally recognized tribes and those tribes that are not federally recognized).
- For-profit applicants: please note that this is a request for grant proposals, not a procurement of goods and services.

As this program will award grants of Federal financial assistance funds, applicants must be able to comply with the OMB guidance in subparts A through F of 2 CFR 200 (OMB Uniform Guidance).

ineligible applicants include federal agencies or employees of federal agencies, foreign organizations, foreign public entities and unincorporated individuals.

For ineligible uses of grant funds, see https://www.nfwf.org/sites/default/files/2022-05/Hurricane%20Marine%20Debris%20Removal%20Fund_2020_2021_RFP_1.pdf#page=3.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Full Proposal Webinar: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 1:00pm EST
Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5713619193022080523.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Applicant Webinar: May 24, 2022, 1:00pm EST
- Full Proposal Due Date: June 29, 2022by 11:59 pm EDT
- Review Period: July 2022 – August 2022
- Awards Announced: September 2022

View the full proposal webinar recording: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/2515120077671441679

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://easygrants.nfwf.org/

For more information or questions about this RFP, contact:
Michelle Pico
Email: pico@nfwf.org

For issues or assistance with the online Easygrants system, contact:
Easygrants Helpdesk
Email: Easygrants@nfwf.org
Voicemail: 202-595-2497

NFWF
1133 Fifteenth St. N.W., Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005

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