Grant Opportunities

APNEP Grant Opportunities

The Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Program routinely offers grants which may be of interest to coastal non-profits, educators, local governments, community organizations, regional planners, agricultural communities, and other watershed partners.  Most recently, APNEP has funded experiential learning projects that serve the dual purposes of environmental education and water quality restoration, and implementation projects that benefit stormwater runoff, coastal and watershed planning efforts, and best management practice implementation. View current grant opportunities below.  

You can also join our mailing list to receive grant announcements from APNEP, and contact the partnership at if you have further questions. 

Partner Organization Mini Grant Proposals

APNEP offers mini grants to regional partners for funding below $5,000. The partnership has developed a set of criteria that will be used as needed to evaluate the strength and applicability of external project proposals when a partner organization applies for funding, logistical, staff, or similar assistance as a part of their grant proposal. As of 2024, ANPEP aims to offer these funds annually. Partners interested in funding can contact Heather Jennings or Steve Anderson or with any further questions. Partners who are interested in receiving a mini grant can view the Evaluation Criteria here once it is complete. 

Engagement and Stewardship Project Funding

APNEP anticipates accepting applications for Funding Year 2025 Engagement & Stewardship Grants fall 2024 or spring 2025. Check back then, and be sure to sign-up for APNEP's mailing list

APNEP accepts project proposals for environmental projects that increase community stewardship, volunteerism, and environmental literacy within the Albemarle-Pamlico region. Examples of funded projects include the Friends of the North Carolina Science Museum's Shad in the Classroom initiative, Lynhaven River Now's teacher professional development experience in the Virginia's southern watersheds, and the Down East Resilience Network communication strategy led by Core Waterfowl Museum of Harkers Island. Learn more about the funded initiatives.

Project Funding Details and Application Materials