The NHDES Watershed Assistance Section is requesting pre-proposals for 2017 Watershed Assistance Grants (Section 319) to support local initiatives to restore impaired waters or protect high quality waters.
Please note that this year some additional funds are allocated to watershed planning projects. This may be the year to start your watershed-based plan so you can receive implementation funds in future grant rounds.
The DEADLINE for pre-proposals is October 21, 2017.
Pre-proposals will be used to select projects for further discussion and possible funding.
Pre-application consultation is required. Please call or email the appropriate contact below by October 7, 2017.
Project funding is available from the Department of Environmental Services to develop and implement programs to protect existing sources of public drinking water. The grants are available to water suppliers, municipalities, regional planning agencies, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, conservation districts, and state agencies. Applicants can receive up to $20,000 for projects to protect drinking water sources, including watershed planning, delineation of protection areas, assessment of threats to water supply sources, implementation, and source security.The application packet is available now to provide sufficient lead time for applicants to work with stakeholders and obtain compelling letters of commitment, which will be needed for some projects to score well in the competition for limited funds.
Grant applications are due on November 1, 2016.
The Program is designed to help communities move their economic development agenda forward by learning how to support existing businesses and give them a platform for growth within the community. Cooperative Extension staff will work with local communities to research, prioritize and implement a BR&E program and will train community leaders and volunteers. The long-term outcome is job retention, business expansion, local leadership development and a stronger sense of community. If your community is interested or you would like more information please contact André Garron, Regional Economic Development Specialist for UNH Cooperative Extension at [email protected] or call 862-5171.
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