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Grant Opportunities

APNEP Grants

The Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Program routinely offers grants which may be of interest to agricultural communities, coastal nonprofits, educators, engineers, local governments, planners and other watershed partners.  In the recent past, APNEP has funded several outdoor classroom projects that serve the dual purposes of environmental education and water quality restoration.  APNEP has also funded implementation projects that benefit stormwater runoff, coastal and watershed planning efforts, and best management practice implementation.

View current external grant opportunities below.  You can also join our mailing list to recieve grant announcements from APNEP.  

Evaluation Criteria for Partner Organization Grant Proposals

APNEP 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 approaches APNEP to ask for funding, logistical, staff, or similar assistance as a part of their grant proposal. Please contact heather.b.jennings@apnep.org with any questions

View the Evaluation Criteria

Engagement and Stewardship Project Funding

APNEP provides the opportunity for organizations and individuals implementing the Engagement and Stewardship Team's CCMP Actions within the Albemarle-Pamlico region to apply for mini-grants (< $2500) on an ongoing basis. Funding for these proposals may not always be available, but APNEP can always work with organizations to find nonmonetary support such as resources, promotion, and assistance finding other funding sources. A scope of work must be submitted by the applying organization in order to be considered for funding (see link below for details). Please contact Kelsey Ellis at kelsey.ellis@apnep.org if you have any questions about this process.

As of 2020, APNEP is no longer accepting project proposals on an ongoing basis. Stay tuned for a more formal and extensive RFP that will be published in fall/winter 2020!

Project Funding Details and Application Materials

External Grant Opportunities

NEP Coastal Watersheds Grant Program

Deadline: 08/07/2020
The NEP Coastal Watersheds Grant Program is a nationally competitive grants program designed to support projects that address urgent and challenging issues threatening the well-being of coastal and estuarine areas within determined estuaries of national significance.

NC Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund (Ongoing)

Deadline: 12/31/2020
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.

NC Sea Grant Minigrants Program (Ongoing)

Deadline: 12/31/2020
A unique strength of North Carolina Sea Grant is our ability to test new ideas, augment ongoing research efforts, stimulate innovation and respond to short-range, critical needs. To do so, Sea Grant provides minigrants when we have available funds.