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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.  

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.

Project Funding Details and Application Materials

External Grant Opportunities

NFWF Resilient Communities 2020 RFP

Deadline: 02/18/2020
Wells Fargo and NFWF have partnered to create the Resilient Communities program. This $3 million per year program aims to help communities in the United States and territories, prepare, strengthen and bounce back more quickly after a disaster.

NOAA Environmental Literacy Grants

Deadline: 03/26/2020
The goal of this funding opportunity is to build environmental literacy of K-12 students and the public so they are knowledgeable of the ways in which their community can become more resilient to extreme weather and/or other environmental hazards, and become involved in achieving that resilience.

2020 319(h) Grant RFP

Deadline: 05/04/2020
DWR is seeking proposals for award of federal fiscal year 2020 319(h) grant funds to implement watershed restoration plans that will help restore waters impaired by nonpoint sources of pollution.

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.