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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 3

SARP Aquatic Habitat Restoration Program FY2019 USFWS/NFHP Funding Opportunity

SARP is now accepting aquatic habitat restoration project ideas for FY 2019 funding!! SARP, with funding from the US Fish and Wildlife Service/National Fish Habitat Partnership, will support projects in the conservation opportunity areas designated throughout the SARP geography that focus on restoration and enhancement. NFHP funding provides an opportunity for state, federal, and local governments, NGOs, and universities to participate in the ongoing process of conservation, management and restoration in the SARP geography.
 
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Deadline January 14

NOAA Fisheries Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Grant

NOAA’s Restoration Center recognizes that habitat protection and restoration are essential elements of a strategy for sustainable commercial and recreational fisheries. Investing in habitat restoration projects leads to real, lasting differences for communities, businesses, and the environment. The Community-based Restoration Program supports restoration projects that use a habitat-based approach to rebuild productive and sustainable fisheries, contribute to the recovery and conservation of protected resources, promote healthy ecosystems, and and yield community and economic benefits.
 
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Deadline January 31

Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program 2019 RFP

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC), in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), USDA Forest Service (USFS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), FedEx, Southern Company, Shell Oil Company and BNSF Railway are pleased to solicit applications for the 2019 Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration program. The Five Star and Urban Waters program will award approximately $1.7 million in grants natio¿nwide.

The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration grant program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest fi¿nancial assistance to diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality, watersheds and the species and habitats they support.

Projects include a variety of ecological improvements along with targeted community outreach, education and stewardship. Ecological improvements may include one or more of the following: wetland, riparian, forest and coastal habitat restoration; wildlife conservation, community tree canopy enhancement, water quality monitoring and green infrastructure best management practices for managing run-off. Projects should also increase access to the benefits of nature, reduce the impact of environmental hazards and engage local communities, particularly underserved communities, in project planning, outreach and implementation.

This program expects that applicants will represent a mixture of urban and rural communities. NFWF may use a mix of public and private funding sources to support any grant made through this program.

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Deadline February 4, 2019

2019 Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program

The goal of the Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program is to accelerate strategic protection of healthy, freshwater ecosystems and their watersheds. The primary focus of applicants should be protection and stewardship of land in the watershed, not restoration of degraded habitats or projects with a strictly water quality improvement outcome. This goal will be achieved by:
  • Developing funding mechanisms, plans, policies, or strategies to implement large-scale watershed or source water protection or green infrastructure objectives;
  • Building the sustainably 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.

Awards will be considered in the categories of watershed action projects, building watershed protection capacity, and advancing the state of practice.

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Deadline February 15, 2019

2019 EPA Environmental Justice Small Grants

This program awards grants that support community-driven projects designed to engage, educate, and empower communities to better understand local environmental and public health issues and develop strategies for addressing those issues, building consensus in the community, and setting community priorities. The EJSG program will award approximately $1.5 million nationwide for this competitive opportunity. EPA anticipates awarding approximately 50 grants (5 per EPA region) of up to $30,000 each. These grants are for one-year projects.

 

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.

 

FY 2017 Economic Development Assistance Programs Funding Opportunity (No Deadlines)

The Economic Development Administration's (EDA's) mission is to lead the Federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for economic growth and success in the worldwide economy. EDA supports development in economically distressed areas of the United States by fostering job creation and attracting private investment. Specifically, under the Economic Development Assistance programs (EDAP) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), EDA will make construction, non-construction, and revolving loan fund investments under the Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) Programs. Through the EDAP NOFA, EDA solicits applications from rural and urban communities to develop initiatives that advance new ideas and creative approaches to address rapidly evolving economic conditions.

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.

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 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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