DEEP: Upcoming Watershed Events and Grant Deadlines

Upcoming Watershed Events and Grant Deadlines
The following might be of interest to Connecticut Watershed Stakeholders:
Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program 2018 Request for Proposals
The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration grant program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations focused on improving water quality, watersheds and the species and habitats they support.
Projects include a variety of ecological improvements along with targeted community outreach, education and stewardship. Ecological improvements may include one or more of the following: wetland, riparian, forest and coastal habitat restoration; wildlife conservation, community tree canopy enhancement, water quality monitoring and stormwater management. Projects should also increase access to the benefits of nature, reduce the impact of environmental hazards and engage local communities, particularly underserved communities, in project planning, outreach and implementation.
Full Proposal Due Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time
ACEP has two components: Agricultural Land Easements (ALE) and Wetland Reserve Easements (WRE).  Applications submitted by February 9, 2018, will be considered for FY2018 funding. 
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.
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 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 November 22, 2017