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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 June 29

Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program

This is a Forest Service grant program whereby local governments, qualified nonprofit organizations, and Indian tribes are eligible to apply for grants to establish community forests through fee simple acquisition of private forest land from a willing seller. The purpose of the program is to establish community forests by protecting forest land from conversion to non-forest uses and provide community benefits.  Eligible lands for grants funded under this program are private forest that is at least five acres in size, suitable to sustain natural vegetation, and at least 75 percent forested. The lands must also be threatened by conversion to non-forest uses.  More information.

 

Deadline July 10

Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution

The goal of this National Geographic RFP is to reduce plastic pollution before it reaches the ocean. We are especially interested in nimble and innovative solutions that have the potential to scale.  We seek to support scientists, educators, and storytellers working to fill key knowledge gaps on the effects (ecological and social) of marine plastic pollution, and conservation managers and technological innovators seeking possible solutions to marine plastics.  More information. 

 

Deadline July 12

Program to Support Tribal Resilience in Ocean and Coastal Management and Planning

Proposals are being solicited from tribal not-for-profit and tribal non-governmental organizations and associations to receive grants to support tribal resilience and ocean and coastal management and planning. This program supports tribes preparing for extreme events and harmful environmental trends that impact tribal treaty and trust resources, economies, infrastructure, and human health and safety.  The Program will provide funding for projects that support tribal resilience and ocean and coastal management planning as tribes incorporate science (including Traditional Knowledge) and technical information to prepare for the impacts of extreme events and harmful environmental trends.  More information.  

 

Deadline July 29

NOAA Fisheries Saltonstall-Kennedy Program

The NOAA Fisheries 2019 Saltonstall-Kennedy (S-K) Grant competition is currently open. This year's solicitation consists of two separate submission processes. All interested applicants must submit a 2 page Pre-Proposal to the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) posted at www.Grants.gov found here.  The goal of the S-K program is to fund projects that address the needs of fishing communities, optimize economic benefits by building and maintaining sustainable fisheries, and increase other opportunities to keep working waterfronts viable. The FY19 solicitation seeks applications that fall into one of three priorities:

  • Promotion, Development, and Marketing
  • Marine Aquaculture
  • Support of Science that Maximizes Fishing Opportunities, Revenue and Jobs in U.S. Fisheries While Ensuring the Long-Term Sustainability of Marine Resources

 

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. 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.

 

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 fulfills this mission through strategic investments and partnerships that create the regional economic ecosystems required to foster globally competitive regions throughout the United States. 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 this NOFA, EDA will also designate a portion of its EAA funding to support communities and regions that have been negatively impacted by changes in the coal economy (Assistance to Coal Communities, or ACC 2017). Grants made under these programs will leverage regional assets to support the implementation of regional economic development strategies designed to create jobs, leverage private capital, encourage economic development, and strengthen America's ability to compete in the global marketplace. 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.

 

Keep an eye out for future opportunities:

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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