The Ernest F. Hollings Ocean Awareness Trust Fund
This fund was established in 2005 as a legacy to the longstanding commitment of former U.S. Senator Ernest F. Hollings to promoting public involvement and understanding of the benefits of the oceans to current and future generations. The Ocean Awareness Trust Fund seeks to continue this important work by ensuring that all Americans understand and value these precious resources, and by promoting opportunities for the people of all ages to become actively interested and involved in ocean stewardship.
NMSF invites proposals for Hollings Grant program
The Request for Proposals for the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation’s Hollings Grant, issued from the Ernest F. Hollings Ocean Awareness Trust Fund is now open. Please carefully review the RFP, the Frequently Asked Questions, and the Application Form, as there are changes in both application format and RFP criteria. Prospective grantees must download the 2012 Application Form, fill it in, and save it as directed on the application. Application forms and required supplementary documents must be sent by email according to directions found in the RFP and application no later than 5 pm EDT on Friday, October 26, 2012. Awards will be announced no later than December 14, 2012.