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2019 Earth Day River Restoration Initiative Grant

Grants to Rhode Island Nonprofits, Companies, Schools,
and Agencies for Environmental Cleanup Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Narragansett Bay Commission (NBC)

Deadline Date:

02/19/19 4:00 PM Receipt


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Grants ranging from $250 to $1,000 to Rhode Island government agencies, schools, nonprofits, and companies within the funding source’s service area to carry out river and lake cleanup, beautification, and restoration projects. Funding is intended to clean up vital environmental resources, and to restore community green spaces.

The funding source’s service area includes the metropolitan Blackstone Valley and Providence areas, which includes Providence, North Providence, Johnston, Pawtucket, Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln, the northern portion of East Providence, and small sections of Cranston and Smithfield.

The grants may be used for Earth Day volunteer river, lake and pond cleanup projects located within the NBC service district or receiving waters. Projects that include an educational component to educate volunteers about some aspect of the environment, environmental restoration, protection are preferred.

Evaluation Criteria (not in any order of priority):
-Clean up and/or restore local rivers, streams, lakes and/or ponds within the NBC district or receiving waters.
-Positive impact to the local environment and/or improvement of aquatic life and habitat.
-Long term environmental/beautification impact.
-Demonstrated project need.
-Environmental education component is a plus.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179188

Estimated Size of Grant:

The range for funding for any single project shall be between $250 and $1,000, depending upon the number of applicants and funding availability.

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed no later than August 31, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility: Rhode Island state and federal agencies, municipalities (for example, schools, conservation commissions, Parks & Recreation Departments, etc.), companies and nonprofit organizations planning to organize local river cleanup projects in conjunction with Earth Day 2019 that will be located within the NBC service district or receiving waters.

Expenses Not Funded:
-Administrative/Personnel expenses (ex. Salary, overtime, professional services that include but not limited to consultants, landscapers, etc.).
-Food expenses.
-Fuel or travel costs related to purchasing items for the event/project.
-Expenses incurred prior to grant award date.

Pre-Application Information:

The completed grant application and project description forms MUST be received by the NBC by 4:00 pm on February 19, 2019.

Information regarding the Fund's Service Area:

Contact Information:

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

Please submit application to:

Ms. Kimberly Kirwan
Narragansett Bay Commission
1 Service Road
Providence, RI 02905
Fax: 401-461-6540
P: 401-461-8848 (ext. 391)

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Rhode Island: NBC's Service District or Receiving Waters

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