The 2015 PREPA Grant Program projects closed October 1, 2016. For the eleven grant projects $75,864.14 money was allocated (projects ranging from just over $4,700 up to $10,000) and $96,059.37 have been leveraged as match (non-federal cash and in-kind).
Projects resulted in the following products and outcomes:
- Wetland evaluation conducted for one community and assistance for designating a salt marsh as prime wetland in one community (note—the prime wetlands designation process is still underway and is expected to be revisited in the community in 2017).
- Development of new or revised regulations improving wetland protection, stream buffer protections, fertilizer application, and/or stormwater management (note—some regulations developed through the PREPA Grant Program projects are still in process of being adopted, or implemented by communities).
- Development of a Natural Resource Inventory/Assessment including co-occurrence maps to prioritize conservation lands in one community.
- Two communities prepared materials for applying to the FEMA Community Rating System.
- Assessment of 1’ to 3’ diameter culverts in one community as an initial step toward a climate vulnerability assessment.
Below is a summary report as well as individual final reporting for each of the grant projects.
2015-2016 PREPA GRANT PROGRAM