Resources & Opportunities for Grant Applicants
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.
Current grant-making priorities in the Virginia Program are focused on improvement of local rivers and protection of water quality, restoration of the Chesapeake Bay, innovative land conservation and sustainable land use practices, environmental literacy and public awareness, and emerging issues of concern.
Wells Fargo and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Environmental Solutions for Communities 2015 Grant Program – $2.5 million
Wells Fargo and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation are seeking applications to promote sustainable communities by supporting highly visible projects that link economic development and community well-being to the stewardship and health of the environment. The funding is intended to facilitate investments in green infrastructure, renewable energy and energy efficiency, support sustainable agricultural practices and private lands stewardship, conserve critical land and water resources and improve local water quality, restore and manage natural habitat, species, and ecosystems that are important to community livelihoods, and encourage broad-based citizen and targeted youth participation in project implementation.
EPA is making available funding to support activities designed to empower and educate communities to understand environmental and public health issues and to identify ways to address these issues at the local level. The funding will focus on proposals supporting community-based preparedness and community climate resiliency efforts. Examples of community resilience projects that will receive consideration include improving water use efficiency and installing green infrastructure to increase resilience to heavy storms.
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.
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.
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.