The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) Brownfields Program is making available $200,000 for two or more site specific Assessment Grants. The Grants will provide funding to conduct assessment work on properties where the redevelopment or reuse of the site is complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance or contaminant. NHDES is soliciting Grant applications from interested municipalities, non-profit organizations, and other eligible entities. Each individual site proposed for funding will be eligible to receive an Assessment Grant of up to $100,000.
Assessment Grant applications will be accepted through October 31, 2014. NHDES anticipates that funding decisions will be made by the end of December 2014. Additional information, including eligibility criteria, schedule, and applications, are available on the NHDES website or by contacting Michael McCluskey firstname.lastname@example.org at (603) 271-2183.
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 being made available early in the year 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. The importance of letters of commitment is reflected in the application materials. Applicants should review the application materials at their earliest opportunity. Applications are available on the NHDES website. Please contact Kelsey Vaughn email@example.com at (603) 271-2950 or Pierce Rigrod firstname.lastname@example.org at (603) 271-0688 if you have any questions. Grant applications are due November 1, 2014.
The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has released a notice of grant opportunities for its economic development assistance programs for FY2014. EDA is soliciting applications for construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under its Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. Final deadline for this round is October 15, 2014.
The NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) is soliciting pre-applications from municipalities for stormwater and nonpoint source (NPS) projects under the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). While this program has traditionally provided funds for wastewater treatment, this is the second year New Hampshire has set aside $2,000,000 for stormwater and nonpoint source projects.
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@example.com or call 862-5171.
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