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The Ernest F. Hollings Ocean Awareness Trust Fund

The 2014 submission period is now CLOSED. 

Thank you to the 54 organizations who submitted letters of inquiry.
We will contact those chosen to submit full proposals before the Thanksgiving holiday. 

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.

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.


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