DEEP: Upcoming Watershed Events and Grant Deadlines

Upcoming Watershed Events and Grant Deadlines
The following might be of interest to Connecticut Watershed Stakeholders:
Connecticut Wetland Mitigation In Lieu Fee Program, Request for Letters of Intent
AudubonCT for US Army Corps of Engineers, New England District
The Connecticut ILF Program has accrued sufficient funds which are now available for the preservation, restoration and enhancement of wetland and watercourse resources and associated upland buffers in the State of Connecticut.
All Letters of Intent must be submitted online to the following address: and all submissions must be received by 5:00 pm EST on March 4th, 2016.  Watch for an extended date for projects in the Thames Basin.
NOAA Community-based Restoration Program Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Grants
Applications must be postmarked, provided to a delivery service, or received by by 11:59 PM EST on April 6, 2016
USDAís Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has funds and technical assistance to help the stateís agricultural producers in the Broad Brook and Little River Watersheds to improve soil nutrient management, plant cover crops, use conservation cropping systems, establish filter strips, and monitor water quality.  The goal is to address excess nitrogen, phosphorous, sediment, and pathogens that pollute waters.  Deadline for applications is April 15, 2016. For more information, contact:  Joyce Purcell, (860) 871-4028
CT Greenways Council Accepting Nominations for Greenways
Connecticutís Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Connecticut Greenways Council today announced that they are now soliciting nominations for official State greenway designations.  The deadline for submission of nominations is April 29, 2016.
NFWF's 2016 Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Long Island Sound Futures Fund (LISFF).  The request is updated to reflect the updated Long Island Sound Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan 2015.  The RFP priorities include the following: 1) Clean Water and Healthy Watersheds; 2) Thriving Habitats and Abundant Wildlife; and 3) Educating to Engage Sustainable and Resilient Communities.  NFWF will hold 4 workshops and 1 webinar. You can register for one of the workshops and/or the webinar at the LISFF website . We encourage potential applicants to fully review the RFP and other supporting materials found on the website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mike Lagua at 202-857-0166 or Lynn Dwyer   Proposals must be received by May 5, 2016. 

2016 New England Forests and Rivers Fund
NFWF's 2016 Request for Proposals for the New England Forests and Rivers Fund (NEFRF) is dedicated to restoring and sustaining healthy forests and rivers that provide habitat for diverse native bird and freshwater fish populations in the six New England states: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and Connecticut. This  program annually awards competitive grants ranging from $50,000 to $200,000 each.  Proposals are due May 19, 2016.
27th Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference for the New England states and New York will be held on April 20-21, 2016 at the Hilton in Hartford, Connecticut.  This conference, coordinated by New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) in partnership with its member states and EPA, has become the premier forum for sharing information about nonpoint source pollution (NPS) issues and projects in this region.  The 2016 conference sessions will reflect the theme:  Doing More with Less: Tools for More Effective NPS Management. 
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 March 30, 2016