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Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership - APNEP- Grants

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Resources & Opportunities for Grant Applicants

Requests for Proposals

Currently, APNEP does not have any open requests for proposals.  Please check this page periodically for new funding opportunities, or connect with us to be notified when APNEP grants become available.


Grants and Assistance from Other Organizations

 

Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program – $2 million

  • Applications due: February 2, 2015
  • Eligible Entities: non-profit 501(c) organizations,  state government agencies, local governments, municipal governments, Indian tribes and educational institutions

The Five Star & Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships. NFWF anticipates that funding will be available for projects such: wetlands creation and restoration; green infrastructure and stormwater management; citizen’s science and volunteer water monitoring; projects that reduce or eliminate trash from entering waterways; coastal habitat, riparian, urban forest restoration and other water quality protection and restoration projects in local communities.

EPA Environmental Education Model Grants Program- $576,000

  • Applications Due: February 2, 2015
  • Eligible Entities: Any local education agency, college or university, state education or environmental agency, nonprofit organization, or a noncommercial educational broadcasting entity.

The purpose of the Environmental Education Model Grants Program is to support model, replicable projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and provide the skills that participants in its funded projects need to make informed environmental decisions and take responsible actions toward the environment.

Southeast Sea Grant Programs Community Resilience Request for Pre-Proposals: $450,000

  • Applications Due: February 13, 2015
  • Eligible Entities: Academic researchers

The Sea Grant programs of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina and the NOAA Office for Coastal Management (OCM) are jointly soliciting preproposals for a Southeast Region research project focused on coastal community resilience. Each proposal should be from a team of researchers — one from each state — who will work in a partnership with a coastal community in each state, as well as engage with our Sea Grant extension specialists and the OCM. The desired outcome is a quantitative assessment of the efficacy of a new or existing tool that can be used by coastal communities in South Atlantic states to increase their resilience to hazards — contemporary, such as storm surge, and future such as sea level rise.

Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program- approximately $1m available

  • Applications due: February 19, 2015
  • Eligible Entities: Awards are available only to Water Research Institutes or Centers established pursuant to the provisions of section 104 of the Water Resources Research Act. However, any investigator at an institution of higher learning in the United States is eligible to apply for an award through a Water Research Institute or Center.

The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources requests proposals for matching grants to support research on the topic of improving and enhancing the nation’s water supply, including evaluation of innovative approaches to water treatment, infrastructure design, retrofitting, maintenance, management, and replacement; exploration and advancement of our understanding of changes in the quantity and quality of water resources in response to a changing climate, population shifts, and land use changes; development of methods for better estimation of water supply, both surface and groundwater, including estimation of the physical supply and of the economic supply of water; development and evaluation of processes and governance mechanisms for integrated surface/ground water management; and the evaluation and assessment of conservation practices.

EPA Environmental Education Local Grants Request for Proposals- $2,730,000

  • Applications Due: March 6, 2015
  • Eligible Entities: Any local education agency, college or university, state education or environmental agency, nonprofit organization as described in Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or a noncommercial educational broadcasting entity as defined and licensed by Federal Communications Commission may submit a proposal.

EPA seeks grant proposals to support locally-focused environmental education projects that promote environmental awareness and stewardship. Successful applicants will submit projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques. The goal of these projects is to develop informed, knowledgeable citizens, and provide them with the skills to take responsible actions to protect the environment. EPA expects to award three grants from each of EPA's 10 Regional Offices, for a total of approximately 30 grants nationwide.

HUD National Disaster Resilience Competition - $1 billion

  • Applications Due: March 16, 2015
  • Eligible Entities: States with counties that experienced a Presidentially Declared Major Disaster in 2011, 2012 or 2013

HUD is seeking applications to help communities recover from prior disasters and improve their ability to withstand and recover more quickly from future disasters, hazards, and shocks. HUD will also provide technical assistance to every eligible state and local government to help applicants consider future risks and vulnerabilities in planning and decision-making, and assist them in applying for funding. The competition is structured in two phases: a framing phase, in which applicants consider their disaster recovery needs, vulnerabilities, stakeholder interests, resilience, community development objectives, and investment alternatives, and an implementation phase, in which a subset of applicants will refine their approaches developed in the first phase. HUD will award funding at the conclusion of Phase 2.

N.C. Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program- $15,000 per project

  • Applications Due: March 31, 2015
  • Eligible Entities: Grant funds may be awarded to any unit of local or state government, public educational institutions, approved non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations and other tax-exempt organizations

The Urban & Community Forestry Grant Program provides grants for urban forestry projects to local governments, non-profits and educational institutions. This 50/50 match program promotes and supports projects which enhance the urban environment, educate the public and initiate urban programs in communities.

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 source for water quality grants, cost shares, and loans.

NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources Financial Assistance

This listing provides a list of grant opportunities, tax credits, and other financial assistance available from the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

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.

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