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 in this flood insurance rate reduction program and prevent coastal storm damages. Eligible activities enhance a community’s public information, mapping, regulatory, flood damage reduction, and flood preparedness efforts.
Pilot projects will be selected from the five New England states: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The selected communities will be awarded up to $20,000 each over 10 months and serve as models for other coastal communities looking to address coastal storm impacts and participate in CRS or maintain or enhance their rating.
Proposals are due by 5:00pm November 8, 2013. Please visit the NROC website for full details:
CLICK HERE to view the full RFP.
Green Infrastructure for NH Coastal Watershed Communities: Community Implementation Funding
Phase II of the Green Infrastructure for NH Coastal Watershed Communities Project is now taking applications from communities. The Green Infrastructure project aims to help coastal watershed communities begin to adopt and understand the multiple benefits of new approaches to managing stormwater and water resources. Existing stormwater management systems designed to control runoff and protect life and property are not always able to handle the large storm events that New Hampshire has experienced over the last several years.

CLICK HERE for more info, application form and instructions.

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.