Grants and Funding: EPA Trash-Free Waters in the Gulf of Mexico
This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits applications to improve water quality, habitat, community resilience and environmental education through working with businesses, communities, and state and local governments to develop innovative projects that will encourage and facilitate the removal and reduction of trash that finds its way into waterways and ultimately our oceans.
All projects must take place in one or more of the five gulf states (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida) and must be in the Gulf of Mexico watershed.
Under this solicitation, the EPA is seeking innovative projects focused on reducing the amount of trash in our waterways through trash prevention and/or removal. Applicants must describe how the project will do at least one of the following: improve water quality; protect, enhance, and/or restore habitat; and/or improve community resilience. Each project should also include education or outreach focused on changing business and/or consumer practices in order to reduce trash in our waterways (i.e. work with the community to reduce litter that comes from anthropogenic sources). Successful projects will work with businesses, communities, cooperatives, and/or state and local governments to achieve sustainable measures that result in the reduction of trash in waterbodies. Applicants will be asked to demonstrate a successful history of working with stakeholders to develop and put into place projects with results.
Learn more about the EPA’s work in the Gulf of Mexico.