Foundation / Corporation
Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Southeast New England Program (SNEP)
05/29/20 5:00 PM EDT
Grants to Rhode Island and Massachusetts nonprofit organizations, government agencies, IHEs, and tribes for water management projects in eligible areas. Funding is intended to support both large and small projects that address fresh or marine water quality degradation. The purpose of the program is to restore clean water and healthy coastal ecosystems in Southeast New England.
For the purposes of this solicitation, Southeast New England is defined as lands, watersheds, waters, and islands from Westerly, Rhode Island, to Pleasant Bay, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod, including the waters of Narragansett Bay and Buzzards Bay, and their watersheds as far north as Worcester and Brockton, MA. It includes all major rivers and river drainage basins flowing into coastal waters of Rhode Island, Buzzards Bay, and the South Shore of Cape Cod. It also includes Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Block Island, and the Elizabeth Islands.
This 2020 SNEP Watershed Grants RFP seeks projects and programs that address one or more of the following priorities:
In addition to the larger projects described above, RAE will consider smaller grants that advance local and peer-to-peer learning regarding the restoration of clean water and healthy coastal ecosystems. Examples of peer-to-peer learning projects include workshops or training series, major symposia, partnerrship development, etc. RAE is particularly interested in funding special projects that share knowledge and experience developed through SNEP programs and projects with stakeholders and practitioners throughout the SNEP region.
For information about use of funds, see: https://estuaries.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/SNEPWG20-RFP-fin.pdf#page=6
GrantWatch ID#: 160489
Typical awards will range from $100,000 to $500,000.
Smaller awards may be considered under special circumstances. Peer-to-Peer Learning projects will typically be in the $10,000 to $20,000 range.
Proposals for region-wide projects and programs of exceptional impact costing more than $500,000 will also be considered.
Grants will be awarded for a period of 30 months as follows:
- Contract start date: August 1, 2020
- Completion of funded projects: December 31, 2022
- Completion of reporting: January 31, 2023
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Boundary map of the SNEP region: https://epa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=596401a1439e48a8a02ce9473b453c41
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