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The Ernest F. Hollings Ocean Awareness Trust Fund

Letters of Intent for the 2014 Hollings Grants are due October 15th

NMSF’s annual Hollings Grants, supported by the Ocean Awareness Trust Fund, initiate and strengthen projects that honor former Sen. Ernest F. Hollings’s commitment to increasing the American public’s understanding of our ocean and promoting opportunities for all Americans to take action for ocean stewardship. Through the Hollings Grants program, NMSF seeks to ensure that all Americans understand and value ocean resources, and promote the value of national marine sanctuaries in the conservation of marine resources.

The Request for Proposals for the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation’s Hollings Grant is now open. Please carefully review the 2014 RFP, the Frequently Asked Questions, and the Application Form, there are some priority criteria updates that allow us to consider a broader scope of projects.

Letters of Intent due October 15, 2014 by 5:00pm EST  

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