Foundation / Corporation
Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP)
10/12/18 Noon Receipt
Grants of up to $5,000 to Florida nonprofits, individuals, businesses, government agencies, schools, colleges, and universities to protect the environment in the Greater Charlotte watershed and estuarine system. Specific goals of funding include habitat loss, water quality, water flow, and stewardship.
The watershed includes all or portions of Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee, Lee, Manatee, Polk, and Sarasota Counties.
The CAC Grants Committee considers if the Public Outreach Grant application:
- Helps to fulfill the Program’s Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) by producing a desired result/benefit that addresses at least one of the common priority problems. Applications will be more favorably reviewed if the project addresses a water quality outreach issue.
- Benefits those who live within the CHNEP study area.
- Has demonstration value to the community.
- Informs and educates the public. This is important of all projects.
- Has long-term applicability and addresses resource management issues.
- Increases awareness of the CHNEP and its purposes.
The common priority problems are:
- Hydrologic Alterations: Adverse changes to amounts, locations, and timing of estuarine and freshwater flows.
- Fish and Wildlife Habitat Loss: Degradation and elimination of headwater streams and other habitats caused by development, conversion of natural shorelines, cumulative impacts of docks and boats, invasion of exotic species, and cumulative tank system loadings, atmospheric deposition, and groundwater.
- Water Quality Degradation/Nutrient Enrichment: Including but not limited to pollution from agricultural and urban runoff, point-source discharges, septic and future impacts.
- Stewardship Gaps: Promote programs and methods to educate the public and enhance personal responsibility for ecosystems of the Charlotte Harbor watershed.
Watersheds within the Greater Charlotte Harbor Watershed:
- Dona & Roberts Bays
- Myakka River
- Lemon Bay
- Peace River
- Charlotte Harbor
- Pine Island Sound
- Caloosahatchee River
- Estero Bay
Education programs are encouraged to target both adults and children. Projects that focus primarily on children should include a description of any adult education opportunities that will be accomplished with the project. Programs that include field trips are allowed; however, the target audience, number of participants and any participant fees must be detailed. Enhancement or expansion of existing programs is permissible. Applicants are encouraged to be innovative. Consider the cost to reach each person with your project.
GrantWatch ID#: 148454
The maximum grant request is $5,000, but most applications are funded in the $2,500 to $3,000 range.
Grant duration is from November 2017 - August 31, 2018.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Liz Donley, Deputy Director
Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program
326 West Marion Ave
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
USA: Florida: All or portions of Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee, Lee, Manatee, Polk and Sarasota Counties
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