Be sure to read all of the background information and instructions carefully. We hate to disqualify great applications because a simple step was skipped. But if required information is omitted, legally, we can't accept the proposal.
So, take your time, be thoughtful about your approach, look at our prior projects on both the MDP webpage and the MDP Clearinghouse, work with your partners, review and edit and review and edit. And review and edit again...
Here's a link to some helpful information on the submission process http://www.habitat.noaa.gov/funding/marinedebris.html.
We look forward to reading about your great ideas to remove marine debris and protecting our coastal habitats and the many animals that live there.
Thank you very much,
Southeast and Caribbean Regional Coordinator
NOAA Marine Debris Program
N/ORR, SSMC4, Rm. 10205
1305 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Desk: (301) 713-2989 x111