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AWARDS $2.5 MILLION TO THE
The grant will fund the development and implementation of marine education and outreach projects mandated under the National Sanctuary Act.
“Education and public awareness play key roles in the success of NOAA programs and initiatives,” said retired Navy Vice Adm. Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Ph.D., under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator. “The work funded by this grant to the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation to increase outreach actively supports efforts that reinforce NOAA and the Bush Administration’s commitment to environmental literacy.”
Each year, NOAA awards approximately $900 million in grants to members of the academic, scientific and business communities to assist the agency in fulfilling its mission to study the Earth’s natural systems in order to predict environmental change, manage ocean resources, protect life and property, and provide decision makers with reliable scientific information. NOAA goals and programs reflect a commitment to these basic responsibilities of science and service to the nation for the past 34 years.
NOAA is dedicated to enhancing economic security and national safety through the prediction and research of weather and climate-related events and providing environmental stewardship of our nation’s coastal and marine resources. To learn more about NOAA, please visit http://www.noaa.gov.