Grant Opportunities

2017 Land Transaction Grant Program RFP

The Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP) and Great Bay Resource Protection Partnership (GBRPP) with help from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation are offering matching grants to assist with land transaction costs for permanent land protection projects (conservation easements, full fee acquisitions, donations) within the Piscataqua Region coastal watershed (coastal New Hampshire and part of southern Maine). Qualified nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) conservation organizations and units of government may apply. The total amount available for 2017 grants

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June 2016: Funding Opportunity

NOTICE FOR FUNDING OPPORTUNITY DESIGN SOLUTIONS FOR COASTAL RESILIENCE Request for Proposals The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) Coastal Program has targeted funds available for projects that enhance coastal resilience to current and future hazards. Each year, coastal communities in New Hampshire experience flooding and coastal storm damages to property, infrastructure, natural resources, and cultural resources, along with associated economic disruptions. These impacts are already—and are projected to continue— intensifying and expanding with

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Feature – Announcing PREPA Grant Awardees

Feature - Announcing PREPA Grant Awardees

Back in March, PREP announced a one-time grants program to assist communities in implementing the 2015 PREPA recommendations. This month, PREP is excited to announce 11 communities within the region were granted awards totaling nearly $85,000!  The communities and a summary of their projects are listed in the table below. Projects range from increasing shoreland setbacks for primary structures, adopting fertilizer application setbacks, adopting the Southeast Watershed Alliance model stormwater management regulations, and applying to the FEMA Community

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Summer 2015 Land Transaction Grant Funds Now Available

GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR TRANSACTION COSTS FOR PERMANENT LAND PROTECTION IN COASTAL WATERSHED The GBRPP and PREP release a request for proposals from land conservation organizations for $23,225 in funding to use for land transaction costs. The Great Bay Resource Protection Partnership (GBRPP) and PREP are issuing a request for proposals for the June 2015 Land Conservation Transaction Grants Program. This matching grants program is aimed at assisting land trusts, conservation organizations and municipal governments within the Piscataqua

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2014 Land Transaction Grant Program RFP

  The Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP) and Great Bay Resource Protection Partnership (GBRPP) are offering matching grants to assist with land transaction costs for permanent land protection projects (conservation easements, full fee acquisitions, donations) within the Piscataqua Region coastal watershed area (coastal New Hampshire and part of southern Maine). Qualified nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) conservation organizations or units of government  may apply for a grant.  The total amount available for 2014 grants is $53,000. RFP

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Grant Opportunities: October 2013

Northeast Regional Ocean Council Municipal Coastal Resilience Grants The Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC) is pleased to announce a small grants program and continuation of its municipal coastal resilience initiative. NROC seeks proposals from coastal communities in New England to improve resilience to coastal storms and effects of sea level rise. Specifically, NROC seeks to fund activities that meet the requirements of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Community Rating System (CRS) to improve participation

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PREP is part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Estuary Program, a joint program between local, state and federal agencies established under the Clean Water Act with the goal of protecting and enhancing nationally significant estuarine resources. PREP is supported in part by an EPA matching grant and is housed within the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering at the University of New Hampshire.

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