BLM OR-WA Stream and Riparian Restoration, Burns District

“Historic management practices have contributed to degraded stream channel and riparian conditions throughout Eastern Oregon. Channel incision, over widened channels, sedimentation, bank instability, head-cuts, channel avulsion, altered channels, loss of fish habitat and fish habitat barriers are conditions that need to be addressed in order to restore fish habitat and water quality. Public and Private land managers have been, and continue to be, working to address restoration of stream systems, both passive and active, in Eastern Oregon. The objective of this agreement is to restore degraded stream systems in Eastern Oregon. Anticipated projects will include, but not be limited to, restoring stream channels and riparian zones to recover fish populations, enhance water quality, improve in-stream aquatic habitat, improve fish passage and stabilize stream banks through active restoration of impaired streams in the Upper Malheur, Harney-Malheur Lakes and Donner und Blitzen watersheds.” (

  • Funding Number– L16AS00172
  • Closing Date– August 9, 2016
  • Funding Category– Natural Resources
  • Award Ceiling– $41,300
  • Number of Expected Awards– 1
  • Eligibility– unrestricted, please see full announcement
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  • Additional Help & Information– Grants Management Specialist Sheryl Dowley (503) 808-6243

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Donna J. Heinrich Environmental Education Grant

“The GTC Environmental Education Grant was established to support educators and organizations committed to developing educational projects about the gopher tortoise and the fascinating world in which it lives. The grant also honors Donna June Heinrich, an environmental educator, whose life was dedicated to conserving wildlife and their associated habitats.” (

Preference to Proposals that focus on:

  • Projects that reach diverse and new audiences.
  • Projects that focus on the importance of the conservation of intact upland ecosystems.
  • Projects that encourage community involvement.
  • Projects that have matching funds.


  • Closing Date– August 31, 2016
  • Award Ceiling– $2,000 per project
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  • More Information–


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Aquatic Invasive Plant Management Grants

“Grant applications are accepted from October 1 through November 15 of each year during a formal application process. Grant applications are evaluated by people experienced with aquatic plant management.  Generally about $350,000 is available during each annual funding cycle.

An additional $100,000 may be available for “early infestation” grants if they meet the qualifications listed in the guidelines. The purpose of early infestation grants is to provide immediate financial assistance to local or state governments to eradicate or contain a new invasion of an invasive, non-native aquatic plant.  The species, size, and densisty of the infestation determine whether it qualifies for an “early infestation” grant.” (

  • Funding Period– October 1- November 15
  • Eligibility– State agencies, Counties, Cities, Special purpose districts, and Tribes
  • Grant Limit– “Funds are limited to $30,000 (state share) for planning grants and $75,000 (state share) for other projects. Each public body is limited to $75,000 per annual grant cycle and $75,000 for early infestation. Early infestation projects are limited to $50,000 per project.” (
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  • Additional Help & Information– Lizbeth Seebacher,  360-407-6938


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2017 Citizen Water Monitoring Grant Request for Proposals- VA

“We are pleased to make available the 2017 Citizen Water Quality Monitoring Grant Program Request for Proposals (RFP). The primary purpose of these grants is to provide funding for water quality monitoring groups and individuals to monitor the quality of Virginia’s waters. The grant can be used in a variety of ways, including purchasing water quality monitoring equipment, training citizen volunteers, lab analysis costs, and promoting stream monitoring efforts in locations where the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is not currently collecting water quality samples. Applicants can choose from three grant options, but may only apply for one grant. Multiple applications will be rejected.” (

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  1. Mini-Grant: Maximum award up to $1,000. Open only to applicants who have not received a DEQ citizen monitoring grant in the previous three years. The grantee must use at least one-third of the award for equipment and begin water monitoring before the end of the grant period.
  2. Regular Grant: Maximum award up to $4,000. Open to any applicants who wish to apply but recommended for organizations already familiar with water quality monitoring. The grantee must submit a Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP), use at least one-third of the award for equipment, and begin water monitoring before the end of the grant period.
  3. Coordination Grant: Maximum award up to $10,000. Open only to applicants who coordinate at least three member monitoring organizations that total 35 or more volunteers. In addition, monitoring occurs at more than 50 sample sites covering at least three Virginia localities. The grantee must submit a Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP), use at least one-third of the award for equipment, and begin water monitoring before the end of the grant period.
  • Eligibility– community or watershed based environmental or conservation organization, secondary school, college, or university who use volunteers to monitor Virginia waters (
  • Closing Date– 5pm on August 31 2016
  • More Information–
  • Additional Help and Information– Stuart Torbeck Virginia DEQ Water Quality Data Liaison, telephone 804-698- 4461, e-mail


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Support to the National Tribal Water Council- EPA

“The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water (OW) is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to conduct, coordinate, and promote the acceleration of research, studies, training, and demonstration projects that will support the participation of the National Tribal Water Council (NTWC or “Council”) and tribes to prevent, reduce, and eliminate pollution to waters, and protect drinking water in Indian country. The successful applicant will support the NTWC, comprised of representatives of federally-recognized tribes with technical expertise on water quality and drinking water programs, to increase national tribal awareness and expertise, and address tribal issues consistent with the Clean Water Act (CWA) and Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The successful applicant will maintain, support, and facilitate the operations of the NTWC, and assist in developing and completing products in coordination with the NTWC on the quality of tribal water resources, watersheds, drinking water, and wastewater sanitation from tribal perspectives. The scope of this work includes: 1) support the operation of the Council as a national forum for tribal water managers, and provide logistical support for the Council’s actions so that the Council may interact with each other, with tribes, and with EPA; 2) assisting the NTWC to promote technical information exchange and sharing of best management practices for addressing water quality and drinking water concerns to tribes and EPA; 3) assisting the NTWC to conduct outreach activities to benefit tribes on water resource protection and restoration topics; and 4) conducting studies in coordination with the NTWC that identify and analyze high priority, water-related issues and actions from tribal perspectives related to the SDWA and the CWA. These actions are intended to support and reflect individual tribal perspectives from across the nation, and to be conducted and coordinated through the NTWC. Funds awarded under this announcement will also be used by the recipient to support NTWC member travel expenses for participation at meetings as identified in the cooperative agreement (i.e., funding of travel expenses of NTWC members).” (

  • Funding Number– EPA-OW-IO-16-01
  • Closing Date– Aug 11, 2016
  • Funding Category– Environment
  • Award Ceiling– $1,100,000
  • Number of Expected Awards– 1
  • Eligibility– States, local governments, federally recognized Indian Tribes, intertribal consortia, territories, possessions of the U.S. (including the District of Columbia), public and private universities and colleges, hospitals, laboratories, and public or private non-profit institutions ( See Full Announcement
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  • Additional Help & Information– Felicia Wright at

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Brownfields Grant Funding- EPA

New Request for Proposals- FY 2017 Brownfields Area-Wide Planning (BF AWP) Grant

“EPA is announcing the availability of funding to eligible entities who wish to develop an area-wide plan for brownfields assessment, cleanup, and subsequent reuse. This funding is for research and/or technical assistance activities directed to one or more brownfield site(s) located in a specific area (such as a neighborhood, downtown or business district, local commercial corridor, community waterfront or city blocks). Each project funded under this grant must result in an area-wide plan which includes specific plan implementation strategies for assessing, cleaning up, and reusing the brownfields site(s) as well as related brownfields and project area revitalization strategies. EPA anticipates awarding approximately 20 projects in total, funded at up to $200,000 each.” (

  • Closing Date– August 10, 2016
  • Submission– online

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“Please note that applicants who received a BF AWP grant from EPA in Fiscal Year 2010, 2013 or 2015 (FY10 or FY13 or FY 15) are generally not eligible to apply under this competition. EPA is making an exception for POWER+ Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization applicants. The POWER+ Initiative is an Administration priority that started in FY16 and continues through FY17. A POWER+ applicant must propose one or more eligible catalyst, high priority brownfield site(s) within the same brownfields project area as a coal-fired power plant that has recently closed (2008 or later) or is scheduled to close.” (


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Watershed Institute Expertise Grant

“Expertise grants may be used for one of two purposes. The first, known as an Internal Expertise Grant, is to increase an organization’s internal expertise by supporting staff participation in trainings, meetings, and conferences that relate to the Targeted Actions (as listed above). In this way, the organization’s staff will be better informed about and better able to effect change in the areas of the Actions. Examples of eligible events include, but are not limited to, the New Jersey Land Conservation Conference, the ANJEC Environmental Congress, Train the Trainer workshops, etc.

The second type, known as an External Expertise Grant, is to support an organization’s efforts to secure external expertise on an issue relating to the Targeted Actions. In this case, the grant is to be used as matching funds to solicit and retain an outside professional to provide analysis or expert opinion that the organization is not able to develop internally. Examples of external experts include, but are not limited to, environmental consultants, botanists, GIS specialist, etc.” (

  • Eligibility– Nonprofit environmental groups, priority give to New Jersey based organizations
  • Funding Amount– up to $500
  • Grant Dates– “Starting November 1st, 2016, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis at least 2 weeks in advance of the requested event or activity. Eligible events or activities will occur during the granting period of December 5, 2016 to December 15, 2017. The application is web-based and, once posted, will be available at:” (
  • Contact Information– Kate Hutelmyer: Watershed Institute Coordinator, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, New Jersey 08534. phone: 609-737-3735 x27
  • More Information– (

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Watershed Institute NJ Project Grants

“Since our establishment in 2000, the Watershed Institute has focused on promoting the health and resiliency of New Jersey’s watersheds by strengthening, connecting, and mobilizing watershed organizations. We strive to build capacity and partnerships among watershed organizations and the broader conservation community in order to inspire a shared vision for watershed protection. The Institute is a program of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, generously funded by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.” (

  • Project Must Implement 1 or More
    • water quality science and education
    • stormwater policy
    • green infrastructure
    • climate change resiliency
  • Grant Size– $1,000 to $10,000
  • Eligibility– nonprofit environmental groups, priority given to NJ based watershed organizations
  • Letter of Inquiry– Due August 5, 2016
  • Closing Date– September 16, 2016


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National Sea Grant College Program 2016-17 Special Projects

“The purpose of this notice is to request proposals for special projects associated with the National Sea Grant College Program’s (Sea Grant) strategic focus areas, and to provide the general public with information and guidelines on how Sea Grant will select proposals and administer Federal assistance under this announcement. This announcement is a mechanism to encourage research or other projects that are not normally funded through Sea Grant national competitions. This opportunity is open only to Sea Grant Programs. Section III of this announcement describes eligibility requirements in more detail. Funding has not yet been made available to support applications submitted to this Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO), but such funding may become available during the year. Section II.A. below describes individual competition announcements that will be used to announce when funding is available; any restrictions or requirements on such funding, such as matching funds; and other funding details. Awards will be made under this FFO only if funds have been announced as provided in this FFO.” (

  • Funding Number– NOAA-OAR-SG-2016-2004772
  • Funding Category– Environment, Natural Resources, Science and Technology and other Research and Development
  • Closing Date– Sep 30, 2017
  • Award Ceiling– $1,000,000
  • Number of Expected Awards– 30
  • Eligibility– Sea Grant Programs (Sea Grant Colleges, Institutions, or Coherent Area Programs), the National Sea Grant Law Center, and the National Sea Grant Library- see full announcement
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  • Additional Help & Information– Special Projects Competition Manager, NOAA R/SG National Sea Grant Office 1315 East-West Highway, Rm 11839 Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-734-1066

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Montana Conservation Districts Grant

“The 47th Legislature provided to the conservation districts one half of one percent of the coal severance tax monies. The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation distributes these funds on the basis of need to conservation districts for any purpose that they are authorized to perform pursuant to MCA, Title 76, Chapter 15, Part 4. Since 1981, conservation districts have used these funds for conservation related equipment purchases, saline seep and weed control projects, conservation education and information projects, soil survey, and various other water and soil conservation related projects.” (

  • Quarterly Deadlines-July 29, 2016, October 14, 2016, January 16, 2017, and April 26, 2017
  • Award Ceiling– $20,000
  • Eligibility– Conservation Districts (see full announcement)
  • Project Examples– planning, education, feasibility studies, demonstration projects, farm experiments, equipment, or construction of projects
  • Project Evaluation
    • Promotes or results in conservation
    • Demonstrates a public benefit
    • Demonstrates cost effective outcome for the district
    • Fills an immediate need
    • Fits the district program’s needs
    • Produces matching funds or in-kind services
    • Impacts a large number of people or acres
    • Produces long-term benefits
    • Requires funding only for a short-term to complete the project

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