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This program awards grants that support community-driven projects designed to engage, educate, and empower communities to better understand local environmental and public health issues and develop strategies for addressing those issues, building consensus in the community, and setting community priorities. The EJSG program will award approximately $1.5 million nationwide for this competitive opportunity. EPA anticipates awarding approximately 50 grants (5 per EPA region) of up to $30,000 each. These grants are for one-year projects. Get detailed information

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This program is designed to help communities prepare for future environmental challenges by enhancing community capacity to plan and implement resiliency projects and improve the protections afforded by natural ecosystems by investing in green infrastructure and other measures. The program will focus on water quality and quantity declines, forest health concerns, and sea level rise. The program will emphasize community inclusion and assistance to traditionally underserved populations in vulnerable areas. Grants are in the $200K-$500K range. Get detailed information

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The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission), in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is seeking proposals to form regionally focused research consortia that will address critical research needs surrounding shellfish aquaculture. While oysters are a priority species, proposals for any shellfish species will be accepted. 

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Proposals are now being solicited for projects that implement a DWR-approved watershed restoration plan to restore the water quality of waters impaired by nonpoint source (NPS) pollution. Approximately $1.2 million of federal funds are available for water quality restoration projects. Funds are provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency pursuant to Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act. Details and application

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The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission), in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is seeking proposals to develop regional pilot projects in support of sustainable aquaculture.  Specifically, pilot programs should partner with industry to develop techniques and business models to grow domestic seafood production.  A priority are projects that consider promising but less commercially developed technologies for species managed by the Commission or those species that contribute to healthy marine habitats, including finfish, shellfish and

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After a year of record-setting weather events – from tornadoes and flooding to ice storms and hurricanes – these grants will help North Carolina communities increase their resiliency to these major weather events through advanced preparation and planning. This is a one-time-only opportunity for Storm Resiliency Grants. Grant applications may include, but are not limited to, projects that focus on: Specialized training for first responders for severe weather scenarios Organized planning initiatives for communities to prepare for extreme weather

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The request is for projects that restore, increase, and strengthen natural infrastructure — the landscapes that help absorb the impacts of storms and floods — to ultimately protect coastal communities and enhance fish and wildlife habitat. In 2018, the fund provided $28.9 million for the restoration or expansion of natural features such as coastal marshes and wetlands, dune and beach systems, oyster and coral reefs, mangroves, coastal forests, coastal rivers, and barrier islands.

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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 U.S. Atlantic Coast. Federal funding available under the National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP) will be used to support the top ranked proposals.

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NOAA Fisheries announces the FY20 Saltonstall-Kennedy Federal Funding Opportunity and invites applicants to submit pre-proposals by July 30, 2019. This year, the priority focus areas are: 1) Promotion, Development, and Marketing and 2) Science or Technology that Promotes Sustainable U.S. Seafood Production and Harvesting. The Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program funds projects that address the needs of fishing communities, optimize economic benefits by building and maintaining sustainable fisheries, and increase other opportunities to keep working waterfronts viable. Details

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The NCCF Disaster Relief Fund supports nonprofit long-term recovery efforts and meets unmet needs in communities affected by Hurricane Florence.  Due to our commitment to supporting long-term recovery, there is no timeframe or competitive application process for grants. However, we’re working to ensure we know about all the recovery work happening in North Carolina, so please connect with us. Simply fill out the form on our website. If your work is county specific, you may also consider reaching out to your local Regional Director.

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