Resources & Opportunities for Grant Applicants
This fellowship is supported by North Carolina Sea Grant and the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership, or APNEP. The opportunity provides funding for graduate students based in North Carolina and Virginia to conduct applied research within the North Carolina portion of the APNEP management boundary.
Economic Analysis of the Costs and Benefits of Restoration and Enhancement of Shellfish Habitat and Oyster Propagation in North Carolina- up to $35,000
The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries (NCDMF) is responsible for stewardship of estuarine resources (G.S. 113-131) and enhancing shellfish habitat (G.S. 113-201). In addition, the NC Coastal Habitat Protection Plan recommends that oyster restoration be expanded. The Shellfish Rehabilitation Program, Oyster Sanctuary Program and the Artificial Reef Program all support the enhancement of shellfish habitat. Proposals are sought to examine the management of shellfish habitat in North Carolina to justify continuation or augmentation of these programs or provide insight on where process changes could improve effectiveness.
The work represented in this RFP is necessary to assess economic value of the Albemarle-Pamlico watershed's natural resources using the most up-to-date economic analytic techniques and information. Those who reside in or have influence upon the APNEP region will use the resulting economic valuation: economists, educators, legislators, researchers, key decision makers, and the general public. A select list of socioeconomic indicators used in this assessment will be recommended for addition to the APNEP indicators of ecosystem health.
Wetland Program Development Grants (WPDGs) provide eligible applicants an opportunity to conduct and promote the coordination and acceleration of research, investigations, experiments, training, demonstrations, surveys, and studies, relating to the causes, effects, extent, prevention, reduction, and elimination of water pollution.
Proposals are now being solicited for projects that implement a DWR-approved watershed restoration plan to restore the water quality of waters impaired at least in part by nonpoint source (NPS) pollution. Funds are provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency pursuant to Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act.
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.
In addition to detailing specific grant opportunities, APNEP also maintains a list of grant databases.
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.
A comprehensive source for federal grants.
A source for water quality grants, cost shares, and loans.
This listing provides a list of grant opportunities, tax credits, and other financial assistance available from the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
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 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.
Summary of NC water, wastewater and stormwater funding programs.