DEEP: Upcoming Watershed Events and Grant Deadlines

Upcoming Watershed Events and Grant Deadlines
The following might be of interest to Connecticut Watershed Stakeholders:
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is accepting proposals for Clean Water Section 319 matching grants focused on addressing Nonpoint Source impacts in water bodies.  Proposals may be submitted by any interested public or private organization.  Proposals submitted in response to this FY2018 Request for Proposals must be received electronically by May 1, 2018.
Long Island Sound Futures Fund Request for Proposals
NFWF's Long Island Sound Futures Fund supports projects in local communities that aim to protect and restore the Long Island Sound.  Full Proposal Due Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
Funding priorities for this program include:
  • Clean waters and healthy watersheds: improving water quality by delivering projects that reduce combined sewer overflows, stormwater runoff and nonpoint source nutrient loading into the Long Island Sound.
  • Thriving Habitats and Abundant Wildlife: restoring coastal habitats to maintain resiliency and function, and foster diverse, balanced and abundant populations of fish, birds and wildlife.
  • Educating to Engage Sustainable and Resilient Communities: increasing knowledge and engagement of the public in the protection and restoration of Long Island Sound.
CIRCA is a partnership of the University of Connecticut and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to assist Connecticut towns and cities to adapt to a changing climate and to enhance the resilience of their infrastructure
Due date is to be determined.
Funding Opportunity for Land Conservation and Wetland Enhancement for aquatic resource compensatory mitigation required by Department of the Army authorizations.  Funds that are now available for the preservation, restoration, and enhancement of wetland and watercourse resources and associated upland buffers in the State of Connecticut. Letters of Interest must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. EST on April 16, 2018.

State Water Plan The Connecticut Water Planning Council voted on 1/23/2018 to approve the Final Draft State Water Plan for submission to the Connecticut General Assembly.  Details are posted on the CT Water Planning Council website
US EPA has approved CT DEEPís 2014 Nonpoint Source Management Program Plan effective September 29, 2014.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection uses the Department's web site to provide information about topics pertaining to water quality based programs within Connecticut.  These  updates may include information on the Water Quality Standards, TMDLs, Monitoring and Assessment, Watershed Management, Non-Point Source and 319 Programs, Aquifer Protection and other water quality programs or projects. If you would like to receive notice of water quality program updates by e-mail, please subscribe to the WQPlanning listserv.

Content last updated on April 11, 2018