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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

Emergency Coastal Resilience RFP

Deadline: 11/12/2019
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the Emergency Coastal Resilience Request for Proposals (RFP). This funding comes directly from the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2019 (P.L.

Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership FY2020 RFP

Deadline: 12/06/2019
SARP is now accepting aquatic habitat restoration project ideas for FY 2020 funding opportunity!

NC Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund

Deadline: 12/31/2019
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

Deadline: 12/31/2019
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.

2020 EPA Environmental Education Grants RFP

Deadline: 01/06/2020
As authorized by the National Environmental Education Act of 1990, EPA is pleased to announce the availability of up to $3 million in funding for locally-focused environmental education projects under the 2020 Environmental Education Grant Program.

NC Sea Grant Community Collaboration Grants

Deadline: 01/20/2020
The Community Collaborative Research Grant Program, or CCRG, is supported by North Carolina Sea Grant and the state’s Water Resources Research Institute, in partnership with the William R. Kenan Jr. Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science based at North Carolina State University.

Fiver Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program 2020 RFP

Deadline: 01/30/2020
he National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC), in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), USDA Forest Service (USFS), U.S.