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Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership - APNEP- Grants

Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership

Resources & Opportunities for Grant Applicants

APNEP Grants 

There are currently no open requests for proposals from APNEP.
 

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Grants and Assistance from Other Organizations

Deadline December 1st, 2017

Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership (SARP) FY2018 Aquatic Habitat Restoration Program RFP. 

Eligible Coastal Opportunity Areas (COAs) in the Albemarle-Pamlico region are the Pamlico Sound, White Oak, Upper Tar River, and Fishing Creek river basins in North Carolina, as well as the Nottoway river basin in Virginia. 

 

Deadline December 17th, 2017

North Carolina Aquarium Scholars Program Teacher Mini-Grants. 

The Aquarium Scholars program is a new partnership between the three North Carolina Aquariums, Jennette’s Pier, North Carolina public schools and the nonprofit North Carolina Aquarium Society, through which private donors help fund access to science, technology, engineering and math based Aquarium education programs for underserved students across the state. These grants are only available for Title 1 teachers. Aquarium Scholars grant applicants can choose one of the following:

  • Funding for an Aquarium visit (bus, fuel, fees, etc.).
  • Funding for an educational program during your Aquarium visit and any related program fees.
  • Funding for an Aquarium outreach program to bring Aquarium programs to your school.
  • Funding for a distance learning program (live online programs with Aquarium staff and animals) for your class.

 

Deadline December 31st, 2017 

Water Resources Development Grant Program 

The purpose of this program is to provide cost-share grants and technical assistance to local governments throughout the state. Applications for grants are accepted for seven purposes: General Navigation, Recreational Navigation, Water Management, Stream Restoration, Land Acquisition and Facility Development for Water-Based Recreation, NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) stream restoration projects and Feasibility/Engineering Studies. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Grant Manager Amin Davis for assistance in developing a competitive grant application.

 

Deadline January 26th, 2018

2018 REPI Challenge Pre-Proposals Due. 

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program may provide up to $15 million in FY18 funding for:

  • Land conservation or management activities that leverage species crediting approaches to relieve current or anticipated environmental restrictions on military testing, training, or operations;
  • Targeted land conservation within watersheds important to the safe and adequate supply of water to DoD installations and ranges; or
  • Acquisition of water rights that directly sustains or enhances military mission activities as a key element of a land protection project that limits incompatible development or preserves habitat in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2684a.

 

Deadline January 31st 2018

Five Star and Urban Water Restoration Grant Program 2018 RFP. 

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Wildlife Habitat Council, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USDA Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, FedEx, and Southern Company are pleased to solicit applications for the 2018 Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration program. The Five Star and Urban Waters program will award approximately $2 million in grants nationwide. 

 

Deadline February 1, 2018

2018 Healthy Watershed Consortium Grant Program RFP. 

The Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program goal is to accelerate strategic protection of healthy, freshwater ecosystems and their watersheds. This goal will be achieved by:

  • Developing funding mechanisms, plans, or other strategies to implement large-scale watershed protection, source water protection, green infrastructure, or related landscape conservation objectives;  

  • Building the sustainable organizational infrastructure, social support, and long-term funding commitments necessary to implement large-scale protection of healthy watersheds; and 

  • Supporting innovative or catalytic projects that may accelerate funding for or implementation of watershed protection efforts, or broadly advance this field of practice.

 

Deadline February 16, 2018

EPA Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Program 2018 RFP. 

The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program provides funding to support community-based organizations in their efforts to collaborate and partner with local stakeholder groups (e.g., local businesses and industry, local government, medical providers, and academia) as they develop and implement solutions that address environmental and/or public health issues for underserved communities. For purposes of this announcement, the term “underserved community” refers to a community with environmental justice concerns and/or vulnerable populations, including minority, low income, rural, tribal, and indigenous populations. Eligible projects must demonstrate use of the Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Model to support their collaborative efforts during the project period. Applying organizations should have a direct connection to the underserved community impacted by the environmental harms and risks detailed in the workplan.

The long-term goals of the EJCPS Program are to help build the capacity of communities with environmental justice concerns and to create self-sustaining, community-based partnerships that will continue to improve local environments in the future.

An eligible applicant MUST BE one of the following entities:

  • incorporated non-profit organizations—including, but not limited to, environmental justice networks, faith based organizations and those affiliated with religious institutions;
  • federally recognized tribal governments—including Alaska Native Villages; OR
  • tribal organizations

 

 

Ongoing:

Water Resources Development Grant ProgramThe purpose of this program is to provide cost-share grants and technical assistance to local governments throughout the state. Applications for grants are accepted for seven purposes: General Navigation, Recreational Navigation, Water Management, Stream Restoration, Land Acquisition and Facility Development for Water-Based Recreation, NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) stream restoration projects and Feasibility/Engineering Studies. There are two grant cycles per fiscal year; the application deadlines are June 30 and Dec. 31.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Grant Manager Amin Davis for assistance in developing a competitive grant application. We are currently in our fall 2017 grant cycle, which ends Dec. 31, 2017. Our spring 2018 grant cycle will run Jan. 1–June 30, 2018. The former application document has been converted to a spreadsheet format which replaces the former application form. This updated application form is in preparation for the transition to an online application process which we anticipate being ready for use early next year. Please check this website periodically for updates.

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U.S. Economic Development Administration Assistance 2016 Funding Opportunity (No Deadlines)

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) solicits applications from applicants in rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA's Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. EDA's investment priorities include Environmentally-Sustainable Development and Underserved Communities. Award Amount: Minimum $100,000 up to $3,000,000. For details: Click here 

There are no submission deadlines under this opportunity. Proposals and applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the publication of a new EDAP FFO.

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Keep an eye out for future opportunities:

Winter 2017: 

National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative Research and Integrated Assessment Competition The next Science Collaborative Request for Research and Integrated Assessment Proposals will be announced in December 2017.

Spring/Summer 2018:

Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program Request For Proposals

Coastal Recreational Fishing License Fund Projects 

 

Grant Databases

In addition to detailing specific grant opportunities, APNEP also maintains a list of grant databases.

EPA Catalog of Federal Funding Sources for Watershed Protection

The Catalog of Federal Funding Sources for Watershed Protection website is a searchable database of financial assistance sources (grants, loans, cost-sharing) available to fund a variety of watershed protection projects.

Grants.gov

A comprehensive source for federal grants.

NC Division of Water Resources: Financial Resources for Watersheds

A comprehensive source and summary of over 30 watershed and water quality grants, cost shares, and loans including 319, 205j, Clean Water Management Trust Fund, NC Environmental Enhancement Grants, NRCS, Ag-cost-share, and others.

NC Watershed Stewardship Network

STAY TUNED!!  The NC Watershed Stewardship Network (NCWSN) plans to host
Sustainably Financing Watershed Efforts workshops for September, October, November 2017 in Newton, New Bern, and Fayetteville or Pittsboro, respectively.  Local watershed groups will discuss their support approaches and representatives from several of the grants (i.e., 319, 205j, WRDG, CWMTF, ) will present and be available to answer questions.
 
The NCWSN is also working on a comprehensive grant database that will be shared on the website Fall 2017.
 

NC Department of Environmental Quality Financial Assistance

This listing provides a list of grant opportunities, tax credits, and other financial assistance available from the NC Department of Environmental Quality Divisions including land use planning, coastal public access, Division of Marine Fisheries Coastal Recreational Fishing License, and Division of Coastal Management Pumpout Program.

NC Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs Grant Database

Visit the North Carolina Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs grants page to learn about environmental education grant opportunities from public and private sources.

NOAA Fisheries Office of Habitat Conservation Grant Database

NOAA awards grants and cooperative agreements to support research and conservation initiatives coordinated by state and local governments, non-profits, colleges and universities. Opportunities available in the APNEP region include NOAA's Community-based Restoration Program, Open Rivers Initiative, and Restoration Partnerships.

UNC Environmental Finance Center Resources

Summary of NC water, wastewater and stormwater funding programs.

Atlantic Fish Coastal Habitat Partnership

List of funding opportunities maintained by the Atlantic Fish Coastal Habitat Partnership.

North Carolina Sea Grant Funding Opportunities

Provides grants that support research on important topics to NOAA and North Carolina coastal stakeholders. In addition, we support fellowships that train our current graduate students to become next-generation marine science and coastal researchers.

Water Resources Research Institute Funding Opportunities

Grants include: USGS-WRRI 104(b) Grants Graduate Student RFP USGS 104(G) Grants IWR RFP UWC & SWG Mini-Grants

 

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