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Duke Energy Water Resource Fund

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies in Multiple
States for Water Quantity, Quality, and Conservation

GrantWatch ID#: 175149
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

North Carolina Community Foundation

11/01/16 12:00 PM

Grants starting at $10,000 to North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Tennessee nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and schools to address water quality and quantity issues in eligible streams and watersheds. Applicants are encouraged to apply early as only a limited number of LOIs will be reviewed.

Additional priority programs and projects:
- Encourage education and awareness of water quality, quantity and conservation issues preferably focused on helping individuals understand how their actions impact the overall health of a river basin
- Research focused on improving water quality, quantity and conservation issues
- River management plans
- Watershed studies
- Purchase of conservation easements
- Public use and access to waterways

$10,000 - $100,000

Grants are for one year.

Applications are accepted from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, or local governmental organizations, including municipalities, counties, and schools, that:

- Demonstrate collaboration on environmental issues with state and local governments and industry stakeholders.

- Eligible programs and projects benefit waterways in North Carolina and South Carolina or immediately downstream of Duke Energy operational facilities in Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia, as depicted on the eligibility map.

- Priority will be given to programs and projects in Duke Energy Service areas and regions where Duke Energy has facilities, as shown within the red line on the eligibility map.

View the eligibility map here: http://www.theoremgeo.com/hostgis/WRF/WRF.html

Not Funded:
- Lobbying organizations and/or organizations whose primary mission is advocacy
- Salaries and other operating/administrative costs
- Projects related to regulation enforcement
- Capital investments beyond those necessary for project execution
- Applications cannot be signed or submitted by a person who is or was a "Designated Individual" as defined by NC General Statute Section 120C-100(a)(2) at the time of submission of the application.

The process begins with applicants submitting a letter of inquiry (LOI) through the NCCF online system, starting October 1. LOIs are accepted twice each year. The committee will only review up to 50 LOIs each round, so it is important to note that if 50 LOIs have been received prior to the deadlines below, the cycle will close at that time.

Submissions received after any cycle has closed may be included for review in the next cycle. Additionally, some requests may be postponed for consideration at a future meeting. If the Grant Committee has elected to postpone the review of any submission, the applicant will be notified.

Everyone who submits a letter of inquiry will be notified of the outcome. Based on the committee's review, up to 30 applicants will be invited to submit full proposals.

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

Leslie Ann Jackson
lajackson@nccommunityfoundation.org
919.828.4387

North Carolina Community Foundation
Landmark Center II North
4601 Six Forks Road, Suite 524
Raleigh, NC 27609

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