GW Link

Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Lake Host Program Payroll Grant

Grants to New Hampshire Nonprofits, Groups, and
Municipalities for Boat Inspection at Lakes and Rivers

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

New Hampshire Lakes Association (NH LAKES)

Deadline Date:

03/18/19 Receipt or postmarked


Request a Grant Writer

Grants to New Hampshire nonprofits, municipalities, conservation commissions, and lake, pond, river, and watershed associations for programs at boat ramps that strive to prevent invasive aquatic species, animals, and plants from being introduced or spread from waterbody to waterbody. Participating groups must be current or new organizational members of the NH LAKES in good standing and boat ramps must be open to the public.

To reduce confusion, the position formerly known as “Point Person” is now “Program Coordinator” and the position formerly known as “Lake Host Manager” is now “Program Assistant.”

Preference will be given to groups that:
- Propose a local match in excess of the minimum 100% requirement.
- Propose to staff a high-use ramp or waterbody.
- Propose a program on a waterbody that contains an invasive species.
- Propose a program on a waterbody that is at high risk of infestation due to location, relationship, or physical characteristics.

Groups selected to receive a Lake Host Program payroll grant award will agree to the following:
- The group will appoint local Program Coordinator(s) capable of leading and fostering a well-functioning, professional, safe, and effective Lake Host Program, complies with established guidelines, and serves as the primary liaison with NH LAKES.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180177

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Groups participating within the Lake Winnipesaukee watershed are eligible to apply for an additional $200.
- Groups that provided 300% local match or more toward last season’s payroll grant award qualify for an additional $300.
- New groups in 2019 = $1,000
- 1– 500 inspections in 2018 = $1,250
- 501 – 1,000 inspections in 2018 = $1,500
- 1,001 – 1,500 inspections in 2018 = $1,750
- 1,501 – 2,000 inspections in 2018 = $2,000
- 2,001 – 2,500 inspections in 2018 = $2,250
- 2,501 – 3,000 inspections in 2018 = $2,500
- 3,001 – 3,500 inspections in 2018 = $2,750
- 3,501 – 4,000 inspections in 2018 = $3,000
- 4,001 – 4,500 inspections in 2018 = $3,250
- 4,501 – 5,000 inspections in 2018 = $3,500
- 5,000+ inspections in 2018 = $3,750

Additional ramps covered by your group may qualify for $500/per ramp.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Groups eligible to receive a Lake Host Program grant award include lake, pond, river, watershed associations (those with or without IRS tax-exempt status), conservation commissions, municipalities, and other organizations caring for a waterbody that is 10 acres or greater in size and has a boat access ramp open to the public.

Click on document in Supporting Documents, below, for a list of public boat access sites in New Hampshire.

Groups applying to participate must be an organization member of NH LAKES in good standing at the minimum $300 annual “Partner” membership level.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by Monday, March 18. Award notifications will arrive by email on Friday, April 29, 2019.

All Local Lake Host Program Coordinators and Lake Host Inspector employees are required to attend a FORMAL training session offered by NH LAKES in person or by webinar. All new and returning volunteers are welcome, and strongly encouraged to attend a formal training in person or by webinar with NH LAKES or with the local Program Coordinator. If you participate in a webinar training, please make arrangements to collect materials and to turn in paperwork to NH LAKES.

For Lake Host Training Session Dates, see:

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Or forward completed paper applications to NH LAKES by email to

Or mail applications to:
17 Chenell Drive, Suite One
Concord, NH 03301

(603) 226-0299

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: New Hampshire