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 several outdoor classroom 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 external grant opportunities below.  You can also join our mailing list to receive 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 with any questions. You can view the Evaluation Criteria here.  

Engagement and Stewardship Project Funding

APNEP is currently accepting applications for Funding Year 2024 Engagement & Stewardship Grants until February 15, 2024! 

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, and Lynhaven River Now's teacher professional development experience in the Virginia's southern watersheds. Learn more about the funded initiatives.

Project Funding Details and Application Materials