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Conservation Moose Plate Grant

Grants to New Hampshire Agencies and Nonprofits
to Protect and Enhance Natural and Historic Resources

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New Hampshire State Conservation Committee (SCC)

Deadline Date:

09/15/17 Postmarked or 4:00 PM Hand delivery


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Grants of up to $24,000 to New Hampshire government agencies, municipalities, schools, and nonprofits to preserve and restore publicly-owned historic or environmental resources. Projects should mainly include implementation plans for concrete results, though planning and design costs are also eligible.

Examples of projects and programs that are eligible for funding include:

- Water Quality and Quantity: Restore, enhance, maintain or protect.
Stabilizing or restoring flow in a stream impaired by inadequate culverts and crossings.

- Wildlife Habitat: Create, restore, enhance, manage or protect.
Improving wildlife habitat in accordance with the New Hampshire Wildlife Action Plan.

- Soil Conservation and Flooding: Reduce or prevent erosion, or improve soils.
Correcting erosion problems on existing trails and other areas impacted by public use.

- Best Management Practices: Plan and implement for agriculture, storm water or forestry.
Installing agricultural BMPs that protect water resources or conserve soil.

- Conservation Planning: Accomplish a conservation project or outcome that includes a public involvement component.
Develop a natural resource conservation program and implement protection strategies.

- Land Conservation: Permanent land protection through conservation easement or fee acquisition and associated transaction and stewardship costs.
Contributing to land conservation project acquisition costs or transaction costs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173952

Estimated Size of Grant:

The total SCC grant fund request per application cannot exceed $24,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects are to be completed within two years of Grant Agreement award date. Project completion dates for the FY18 grants will be either December 1, 2019 or April 30, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include municipalities, County Conservation Districts, qualified nonprofit organizations engaged in conservation programs, public and private schools (kindergarten through 12), County Cooperative Extension natural resource programs, and scout groups.

Examples of ineligible projects:

- New trail construction and interpretive signage.
- Classroom curriculum development.
- Preparation of educational brochures.
- Researching techniques to improve wildlife habitat.
- Natural resource inventories not likely to result in on-the-ground improvements.
- Outreach materials that are not directly connected to on-the-ground conservation projects.

Pre-Application Information:

Awards will be announced in December 2017 and funding will be available to successful applicants in May 2018.

The SCC Conservation Grant program does not require match funds. However, demonstrating contributions of other project funds and services will enhance the application, and demonstrate project readiness.

Contact Information:

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

Dea Brickner-Wood, Administrator - SCC Conservation Grant Program
(603) 868-6112

Mail Applications to:
NH State Conservation Committee
Conservation Grant Program
PO Box 2042
Concord, NH 03302-2042

For overnight shipping or hand deliveries from 8 am to 4 pm, please deliver to:
NH State Conservation Committee Conservation Grant Program
c/o Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food
Office of the Commissioner
State House Annex - 25 Capitol Street
2nd Floor, Room 220
Concord, NH 03301

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Hampshire