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Sources of Funding for Ocean Plastic and Trash Projects

Successfully resolving the plastic pollution and ocean trash dilemma will require funding. This page provides contacts to the possible sources of funding so together those working on the issue can contribute to a directory of potential funders. If you have a suggested sources of funding, please fill out the ocntact form found here. (list for example only)

International Funding

  • World Bank
  • United Nations Environmental Programme

Federal Funding

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
    • Program X
    • Program Y
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • U.S. Navy
    • Program X
    • SBIR
  • U.S. State Department
  • National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA agency)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Britisch Hydrography Agency

Subnational Funding (California)

  • Proposition 1
  • California State Water Resources Control Board
  • San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board
  • California Coastal Conservancy
  • California Coastal Commission
  • California Department of Conservation, Office of Mining and Reclamation
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • California State Parks
  • California Environmental Protection Agency (CALEPA)
  • California Resources Agency

Philanthropic Funding

  • Packard Foundation
  • International Community Foundation
  • San Diego Foundation

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