The LISFF supports efforts to test innovative approaches to conservation, deliver transformative projects and support people and communities who value the Sound and take a direct role in its future. A road map guiding investments under the LISFF is the Long Island Sound Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan 2020-2024 Update (CCMP). The Long Island Sound Futures Fund invests in projects under three CCMP themes shown below, in CCMP Implementation Actions (IAs) associated with each theme, and in three CCMP cross-cutting principles: resilience to climate change, sustainability, and environmental justice. The most competitive proposals will be those that incorporate the theme(s), IA(s) and cross-cutting principle(s) of the CCMP.
Projects that incorporate outreach to communities, foster community engagement, and pursue collaborative management leading to measurable conservation benefits are encouraged. When possible, projects—especially those implemented in underserved, under-resourced or overburdened communities—should engage community-level partners to help design, implement, and sustain the work to secure maximum benefits for communities and post-grant award.
More information about these themes can be found starting at https://www.nfwf.org/sites/default/files/2023-03/lisff-2023-rfp.pdf#page=2.
Additional Geographic Information:All proposed projects must be within the Long Island Sound watershed boundary as shown at https://www.nfwf.org/sites/default/files/inline-images/LISFF%20Watershed%20Boundary%20Map.png
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