skip to main content | skip to footer
North Carolina Department of Environment Quality

NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources
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.

Please join our mailing list for information regarding future opportunities! 

Grants and Assistance from Other Organizations


205(j) WQ Management Planning Grant

The application period for FY17 205(j) Water Quality Planning grant proposals is now open, and will close on September 8, 2017. The updated RFP, application and review criteria are attached, as well as being available on the 205(j) program website. Summary of updates to application materials:

• Expanded RFP priorities
• Slightly shorter applicationPlease also note the following program updates:
• Applications to develop 9-Element Watershed Restoration Plans are requested to submit the watershed boundary for the area covered by the plan; these will be added to the map of watersheds eligible for 319 grant funding.
• Quarterly reports will now be required, a change from the previous requirement of only submitting reports when invoicing the 205(j) program. Please see the updated Quarterly Report Template on the 205(j) website.


Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership (ACFHP) 

The Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership (ACFHP) is requesting project applications to restore and conserve habitat necessary to support coastal, estuarine-dependent, and diadromous fish species along the Atlantic Coast. Federal funding available under the National Fish Habitat Action Plan will be used to support the top ranked proposals. To ensure available funding is being directed most effectively, projects should be geared toward meeting ACFHP's protection and restoration objectives described in its new Conservation Strategic Plan. The maximum amount available for an individual project is $50,000. These funds can only be used for on-the-ground habitat conservation and improvement projects and related design and monitoring activities.Applications must be received by Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at midnight for consideration.For complete information and guidelines on how to apply please visit: or look at the upcoming funding under 'opportunities' on the ACFHP website


Water Resources Development Grant Program The 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. We are currently in our spring 2017 grant cycle which ends on June 30, 2017. Our fall 2017 grant cycle will begin on July 1 and end on Dec. 31, 2017. We have begun transitioning the application process to a streamlined web-based format which we anticipate being ready for use later this year. Please check this website for updates.


U.S. Economic Development Administration Assistance 2016. Funding Opportunity (No Deadlines).

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) solicits applications from applicants in rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA's Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. EDA's investment priorities include Environmentally-Sustainable Development and Underserved Communities. Award Amount: Minimum $100,000 up to $3,000,000. For details: Click here 

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:

Fall 2017:

Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant ProgramSARP-USFWS Aquatic Habitat Restoration Program RFP FY 2017

Winter 2017: 

National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative Research and Integrated Assessment Competition 

The next Science Collaborative Request for Research and Integrated Assessment Proposals will be announced in December 2017.



Spring/Summer 2017:

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.

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


Web Content Display Web Content Display

Your input is valuable to us. Please send us your feedback.

What type of feedback would you like to send?*

Ask a Question Report a Problem Have a Concern Make a Comment

(If you would like us to respond please include your phone or e-mail.)

Your Question has been sent. Thank you!

An internal server error prevented Your Question from being sent.
Please try again later, or call Toll-Free (877) 623-6748 for immediate assistance.

Please complete all highlighted items

Your Problem has been sent. Thank you!

An internal server error prevented Your Question from being sent.
Please try again later, or call Toll-Free (877) 623-6748 for immediate assistance.

Please complete all highlighted items

Your Concern has been sent. Thank you!

An internal server error prevented Your Question from being sent.
Please try again later, or call Toll-Free (877) 623-6748 for immediate assistance.

Please complete all highlighted items

Your Comment has been sent. Thank you!

An internal server error prevented Your Question from being sent.
Please try again later, or call Toll-Free (877) 623-6748 for immediate assistance.

Please complete all highlighted items

*If you are a DENR employee with an I.T. issue, please submit a DOTS ticket.