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Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership - APNEP- Grants

Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership

Resources & Opportunities for Grant Applicants

APNEP Grants

Presently there are no available grant opportunities from APNEP.

Grants and Assistance from Other Organizations

NOAA Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants Program- $4 million

  • Applications Due: July 2
  • Eligible Entities:  Institutions of higher education, non-profits, commercial (for profit) organizations, U.S. territories, and state, local and Native American tribal governments.

NOAA Fisheries’ Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants Program, which will focus on developing healthy and sustainable coastal ecosystems through habitat restoration and conservation. The winning proposals will demonstrate socioeconomic benefits associated with restoration of healthy and resilient coastal ecosystems, support healthy fish populations, and demonstrate collaboration among multiple stakeholders. Grant applications may request between $200,000 and $2 million from this program.

NOAA Regional Coastal Resilience Grant Program- $5 million

  • Applications Due: July 24, 2015
  • Eligible Entities: Nonprofit organizations; private (for profit) entities; institutions of higher education; and state, territorial, tribal, local governments as defined at 2 C.F.R. § 200.64, which includes counties, municipalities, and cities; and regional organizations.

The National Ocean Service 2015 Regional Coastal Resilience Grant Program will help coastal communities and organizations prepare for and recover from adverse events while adapting to changing environmental, economic, and social conditions. The grants will be awarded to organizations to plan and implement resilience strategies regionally to reduce current and potential future risks. Each grant may request between $500,000 and $1 million.

Partners for Green Growth- $20,000 per project

  • Applications Due: July 31, 2015
  • Eligible Entities: Local governments (North Carolina counties and incorporated municipalities) and Councils of Government. Partnerships between local governments and non-governmental, non-profit (NGO) conservation-related organizations are also eligible. Local government project applications are encouraged.

Partners for Green Growth is a pilot project of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) to form a cooperative agreement with a local government to work on land use planning projects that address conservation of priority wildlife habitats. 

N.C. Marine Resources Fund

  • Applications Due: July 31, 2015
  • Eligible Entities: Only universities and local and state governmental entities in North Carolina are eligible to apply. Others must partner with one of these eligible entities.

The fund, which receives proceeds from the sale of Coastal Recreational Fishing Licenses, provides grants for projects that help manage, protect, restore, develop, cultivate and enhance the state's marine resources.

National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program

  • Applications Due: August 1, 2015
  • Eligible Entities: Project applicants may be state and local agencies, tribes, nonprofit organizations, or citizen groups. National Parks and other Federal agencies may apply in partnership with other local organizations.

The National Park Service helps communities create close-to-home recreation opportunities and conserve natural resources. Its Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program is accepting applications through August 1, 2015 for help with a wide range of community-led 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 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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