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Grants to North Carolina Nonprofits and Agencies
to Plan Water Quality Improvement Projects

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Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF)

Deadline Date:

02/05/18 Midnight


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Grants to North Carolina nonprofit organizations and government agencies for the planning and development of projects to enhance water quality. The deadline to register in the online grants portal is January 22. Applicants must contact the appropriate program officer before completing an application.

CWMTF may fund planning efforts that develop potential projects that: (1) enhance or restore degraded waters, (2) protect unpolluted waters, (3) contribute toward a network of riparian buffers and greenways for environmental, educational, and recreational benefits, (4) provide buffers around military bases to protect the military mission, (5) acquire land that represents the ecological diversity of North Carolina, (6) acquire land that contributes to the development of a balanced State program of historic properties, or (7) facilitate innovative efforts to improve stormwater treatment.

Any proposed planning application should contain a clear outline and vision of the plan to be produced and clearly define the purpose and goals for any work that would be implemented following the planning project.

SL 143B-135.234 (c) Fund Purposes - Moneys from the Fund are appropriated annually to finance projects to clean up or prevent surface water pollution and for land preservation in accordance with this Article.

The purposes for which funds may be used for planning is the following:
-To facilitate planning that targets reduction in surface water pollution.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 168304

Term of Contract:

Project duration is usually 12-24 months and may not exceed 36 month.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To receive funds from CWMTF, the applicant must be a State Agency; a local government unit; or a nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is the conservation, preservation, and restoration of the State’s environmental and natural resources.

Pre-Application Information:

You must contact your CWMTF Field Representative to explore concept eligibility and potential grant opportunities.

Applications are submitted through GMS. If you do not have a GMS account, you must request one by January 22.

The deadline for submitting applications is midnight February 5, 2018.

Application review and field visits will be held Spring 2018.

Shortly after the application deadline, a Field Representative will contact you to schedule a field visit. The Field Representative will be your primary point of contact throughout the application review.

Funding decisions will be made September 12, 2018.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Once registered, you may apply online through the GMS system:

Field Representatives are listed here:

Walter Clark, Executive Director
(919) 707-9123

Damon Hearne, Field Representative, Western Region
828-296-7230 x231

Justin Mercer, Field Representative, Eastern Region

Physical Address:
121 W. Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

Mailing Address:
1651 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1651

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina