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Upcoming Watershed Events and Grant Deadlines

The following might be of interest to Connecticut Watershed Stakeholders:

2022 DEEP 319 Nonpoint Source GrantsConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is accepting proposals for Fiscal Year 2022 Clean Water Act Section 319 (§319) Nonpoint Source (NPS) Grant Program.  Section 319 of the Federal Clean Water Act is a federal program to address NPS water pollution.  The application for FY 2022 proposals must be submitted to DEEP by the December 22, 2021 deadline.  Details are available at the link above.

 

NFWF Long Island Sound Futures Fund 2022

Request for Proposals expected to open late April 2022. Last year's grant range was $50k - $1M.

Geographies: Long Island Sound’s watershed

2021 Priorities:

  • Water quality planning or implementation of projects to reduce nitrogen pollution including low cost retrofits of WWTPs.
    Planning or implementation grants for:
  • Water quality projects to reduce nitrogen, storm water, and non-point source pollution.
  • Low cost retrofits for WWTPs.
  • Watershed planning.
  • Education & Outreach projects to increase awareness and engagement of people in protection and restoration of the Sound.
  • Education & Outreach projects to increase awareness and engagement of people in protection and restoration of the Sound.
  • Coastal Resilience & Sustainability projects to enhance coastal resilience using natural infrastructure. New or updated municipal, watershed or regional coastal resilience.
  • Coastal Resilience & Sustainability projects to enhance coastal resilience using natural infrastructure. New or updated municipal, watershed or regional coastal resilience.
  • Sustainability/natural hazard mitigation planning.
  • Habitat Restoration & Species Conservation projects to restore coastal habitat and foster wildlife in the Sound’s coastal boundary of CT and NY.
  • Habitat Restoration & Species Conservation projects to restore coastal habitat and foster wildlife in the Sound’s coastal boundary of CT and NY. 
  • Projects to restore fish passage in any part of the Sound’s watershed in CT and NY.

Want Feedback? Send one-paragraph project idea to Erin.Lewis@nfwf.org describing… who, what, where, why & how much funding is required?

 

 

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Content last updated on October 20, 2021