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National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Accepting Pre-proposals for Hollings Grants Program

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF) is accepting pre-proposals for its 2015 Hollings Grants program. Pre-proposals are due 22 October 2015.

Hollings Grants are one way NMSF seeks to amplify the resources of National Marine Sanctuaries, by providing funding that supports partnerships with the 14 sites in America's National Marine Sanctuary System, linking the public to sanctuaries through public engagement activities focused on ocean and Great Lakes conservation.

In 2015, NMSF is looking for projects that: 

  • engage the public in ocean issues and ocean conservation through National Marine Sanctuaries, 
  • engage the public in efforts that support sustainable marine fisheries or the recovery of protected species, consistent with NOAA Fisheries mission, and
  • provide immersive educational experiences to 4th grade students  in National Marine Sanctuaries or other public waters in support of President Obama's "Every Kid in a Park" initiative.

Hollings Grants are awarded through a competitive process. The first step provides the opportunity for any eligible organization to submit a pre-proposal (due October 22, 2015). In the second step, a selection of applicants is invited to submit a full proposal for funding. 

Information on this grants program will be provided at a webinar  entitled "Introduction to NMSF's Hollings Grants," which will be hosted by NMSF on Wednesday, 7 October, from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. EDT.  

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News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office