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 FY2017 Request for Proposals must be received electronically by March 3, 2017.
NOAA Coastal Resiliency and Habitat Restoration Grants Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) Co-released by NMFS and NOS.  The FFOs will support two categories of activities:
Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency - Strengthening Coastal Communities: Activities that improve capacity of multiple coastal jurisdictions (states, counties, municipalities, territories and tribes) to prepare and plan for, absorb impacts of, recover from, and/or adapt to extreme weather events and climate-related hazards.  Proposals must be postmarked or received through by March 15, 2017

Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration: Activities that restore habitat to strengthen the resilience of coastal ecosystems and decrease the vulnerability of coastal communities to extreme weather events and climate-related hazards.  Proposals must be postmarked or received through by March 23, 2017

In 2017, NOAA plans to publish additional federal funding opportunities through the Community-Based Restoration Program, the Habitat Blueprint, the RESTORE Council, and the Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Programs.
USDA is now accepting proposals for Fiscal Year 2018 Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) funding. RCPP connects partners with producers and private landowners to design and implement voluntary conservation solutions that benefit natural resources, agriculture, and the economy.  USDA / NRCS encourages partners to consider conservation finance and environmental markets as they develop RCPP project applications.  Pre-proposals are due April 21, 2017.
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.
Environmental Professionals' Organization of Connecticut (EPOC) Grant 
Funding for local projects that benefit the environment.  Applications are due March 15, 2017
CT Wetland In-Lieu Fee Grant Program - US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Audubon Connecticut, on behalf of the USACE, has funding available for wetland enhancement, restoration, and preservation projects in 2017.  Letters of intent are due by 5:00 p.m. EST on April 17, 2017.
If there are questions contact Audubon CT's representative:
Anthony Zemba,  (860) 321-9018
The Connecticut Water Planning Council is engaged in the process toward creating a State Water Plan.  There will be opportunity for public dialogue with the Council and consultants who are assisting.  Details will be 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 March 3, 2017