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National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Long Island Sound Study (LISS), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
05/27/21 11:59 PM ET
Grants to Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont nonprofit organizations, agencies, Tribal entities, and educational institutions to restore and preserve natural resources in eligible areas. Project types include habitat restoration and resilience; water quality, education, and fish passage; and nitrogen prevention or reduction planning/design and implementation. All proposed projects must be within the Long Island Sound watershed boundary.
The Long Island Sound Futures Fund (LISFF) is seeking proposals to restore the health and living resources of Long Island Sound. Proposals must address and specifically link to Implementation Action(s) (IAs) in the Long Island Sound Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan 2020-2024 Update (CCMP Update) (https://longislandsoundstudy.net/2021/01/ccmp-implementation-actions-supplemental-documents/). The IAs associated with each project metric are provided in the document LISFF Metrics and Implementation Action Tracking Guidance. The CCMP identifies three principles that are important to consider in taking any specific action: resilience to climate change, long-term sustainability, and environmental justice. NFWF encourages submissions that incorporate these cross-cutting principles into proposals.
For more information on CCMP themes, see https://www.nfwf.org/sites/default/files/2021-03/lisff-2021-rfp_0.pdf#page=2.
For more information on project categories, see https://www.nfwf.org/sites/default/files/2021-03/lisff-2021-rfp_0.pdf#page=8.
GrantWatch ID#: 142753
- Implementation Projects: Ranging in value from $50,000 to $1 million
- Design/Planning Projects: Ranging in value from $50,000 to $400,000
- Community Science/Water Quality Monitoring: Ranging in value from $50,000 to $100,000
- Education and Public Participation Grants: Ranging in value from $50,000 to $100,000
Projects must start within six months and be completed within 24 months after notification of grant award. Large-scale complex implementation projects must start within six months and be completed within thirty-six months after notification of grant award. Notification of award is projected to be November 2021. Project start date cannot be before October 1, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply Online: https://easygrants.nfwf.org/
For more information or questions about this RFP, please contact Erin Lewis: Erin.Lewis@nfwf.org
All proposed projects must be within the Long Island Sound watershed boundary.
Habitat restoration projects and resilience projects must fall within the LISS Coastal Boundary Map. https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1bieDdfGc5d8Nwj7xlq6Ov3AmklM&%3Bll=41.37452923258627%2C-72.85663999999997&%3Bz=8&ll=41.374537233585784%2C-72.85664100000002&z=8
Water quality, education and fish passage projects may be in any portion of the Sound watershed in CT and NY as shown on the LISS National Estuary Program Map: https://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=34b1379679e74defb79152b817d47de2&extent=-74.3633,40.5722,-71.1278,42.1389
Nitrogen prevention or reduction planning/design and implementation projects may occur anywhere in the Sound watershed of CT, NY, Massachusetts (MA), New Hampshire (NH), and Vermont (VT) as shown on the LISS Boundary Map: https://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=2e972fa5347f47c49ae27a47408acf4c&extent=-80.2992,39.9638,-67.3573,46.0612
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