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2018 Earth Day River Restoration Initiative Grant

Grants to Rhode Island Nonprofits, Companies, Schools,
and Agencies for Environmental Cleanup Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Narragansett Bay Commission (NBC)

Deadline Date:

02/16/18 4:00 PM Receipt


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Grants ranging from $250 to $1,000 to Rhode Island government agencies, schools, nonprofits, and companies within the funding source’s service area to carry out river cleanup projects as part of Earth Day 2018. The funding source’s service area includes the metropolitan Blackstone Valley and Providence areas, which includes North Providence, Providence, Pawtucket, Johnston, Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln, the northern portion of East Providence and small sections of Cranston and Smithfield.

The Narragansett Bay Commission (NBC) is offering grants for local Earth Day River and Lake Cleanups, restoration or beautification projects for areas located within the NBC service area or receiving waters.

The goal of the NBC 2018 Earth Day River Cleanup Grant Program is to clean up important environmental resources by providing funding assistance to local organizations restoring and improving the green spaces in their communities.

The grants may be used for Earth Day volunteer river, lake and pond cleanup projects located within the NBC service district or receiving waters. Projects that include an educational component to educate volunteers about some aspect of the environment, environmental restoration, protection are preferred. All sections of the grant application, including the project description form must be completed.

Evaluation Criteria (not in any order of priority):
-Clean up and/or restore local rivers, streams, lakes and/or ponds within the NBC district or receiving waters.
-Positive impact to the local environment and/or improvement of aquatic life and habitat.
-Long term environmental/beautification impact.
-Demonstrated project need.
-Environmental education component is a plus.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179188

Estimated Size of Grant:

The range for funding for any single project shall be between $250 and $1,000, depending upon the number of applicants and funding availability.

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed no later than August 31, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility: Rhode Island state and federal agencies, municipalities (for example, schools, conservation commissions, Parks & Recreation Departments, etc.), companies and nonprofit organizations planning to organize local river cleanup projects in conjunction with Earth Day 2018 that will be located within the NBC service district or receiving waters.

More information about NBC's service area may be found here:

Expenses Not Funded:
-Administrative/Personnel expenses (ex. Salary, overtime, professional services that include but not limited to consultants, landscapers, etc.).
-Food expenses.
-Fuel or travel costs related to purchasing items for the event/project.
-Expenses incurred prior to grant award date.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is February 16, 2018.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Ms. Kimberly Kirwan
P: 401-461-8848 (ext. 391)
F: 401-461-6540

Narragansett Bay Commission
1 Service Road
Providence, RI 02905

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Rhode Island: NBC's Service District or Receiving Waters