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Restoration Grants List - Salt Marsh & Other Wetlands

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)

Agency: NRCS Description and Eligible Activities:
Agricultural Land Easements: NRCS provides financial assistance to eligible partners for purchasing Agricultural Land Easements that protect agricultural use and conservation values of agricultural lands. In the case of working farms, the program helps farmers and ranchers keep their land in agriculture. Eligible partners include American Indian tribes, state and local governments and non-governmental organizations that have farmland, rangeland or grassland protection programs. Under the Agricultural Land component, NRCS may contribute up to 50 percent of the fair market value of the agricultural land easement. Where NRCS determines that grasslands of special environmental significance will be protected, NRCS may contribute up to 75 percent of the fair market value of the agricultural land easement.
Wetland Reserve Easements: NRCS also provides technical and financial assistance directly to private landowners and Indian tribes to restore, protect, and enhance wetlands through the purchase of a wetland reserve easement. For acreage owned by an Indian tribe, there is an additional enrollment option of a 30-year contract. Through the wetland reserve enrollment options, NRCS may enroll eligible land through:
Permanent Easements – Permanent easements are conservation easements in perpetuity. NRCS pays 100 percent of the easement value for the purchase of the easement. Additionally, NRCS pays between 75 to 100 percent of the restoration costs.
30-year Easements – 30-year easements expire after 30 years. Under 30-year easements, NRCS pays 50 to 75 percent of the easement value for the purchase of the easement. Additionally, NRCS pays between 50 to 75 percent of the restoration costs.
Term Easements - Term easements are easements that are for the maximum duration allowed under applicable State laws. NRCS pays 50 to 75 percent of the easement value for the purchase of the term easement. Additionally, NRCS pays between 50 to 75 percent of the restoration costs. 30-year Contracts – 30-year contracts are only available to enroll acreage owned by Indian tribes, and program payment rates are commensurate with 30-year easements.
For wetland reserve easements, NRCS pays all costs associated with recording the easement in the local land records office, including recording fees, charges for abstracts, survey and appraisal fees, and title insurance. Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership – The 2014 Farm Bill replaced the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Program with the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership as an enrollment option under ACEP – WRE. WREP continues to be a voluntary program through which NRCS signs agreements with eligible partners to leverage resources to carry out high priority wetland protection, restoration and enhancement and to improve wildlife habitat. Eligible Applicants: American Indian tribes, State and Local Governments, Non-governmental organizations, private landowners land trusts. Application Deadline: April
Typical Grant Size: Percentage of restoration project funded is based on length of easement – NRCS to pay 50-100% of restoration costs. Easement is reimbursed to land owner in amount of agricultural land value ($10K/acre for cranberry bogs).
Contact: Helen Castles – Helen.Castles@ma.usda.gov, P: 508-295-5151 ext.113, 15 Cranberry Highway, West Wareham, MA. 02576
Potential Project Types: wetland projects (cranberry bog and salt marsh).
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Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration (CAP Section 206)

Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Description and Eligible Activities: The Corps of Engineers can carry out aquatic ecosystem restoration and protection projects. An ecosystem restoration project under Section 206 can be initiated upon receipt of a request from a prospective project sponsor. There is no requirement that an existing Corps project be involved. Projects generally include manipulation of the hydrology in and along bodies of water, including wetlands and riparian areas. A project is adopted for construction only after a detailed investigation determines that the project will improve the quality of the environment and is in the best interest of the public.
Eligible Applicants: Conservation District, Local Government, Nonprofit Groups, State/Territorial Agency, Water and Wastewater Utilities.
Application Deadline: None
Typical Grant Size: $50,000 to $5 million; median $380,000
Additional Notes: The initial study is 100% federally funded up to $100,000. All planning costs after the first $100,000 are cost shared 50/50. All design and construction costs are cost shared 65% Federal and 35% non-Federal. The Federal cost limit is $10 million. 
Contact: Section 206 project requests should be directed to (309) 794-5704 or email customeroutreach@usace.army.mil.
Potential Project Types: salt marsh, fish run, stormwater, other
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Beneficial Uses of Dredged Materials (CAP Section 204)

Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Description and Eligible Activities: Work under this authority provides for the use of dredged material from new or existing Federal projects to protect, restore, or create aquatic and ecologically related habitats, including wetlands.
Eligible Applicants: Conservation District, Local Government, Nonprofit Groups, State/Territorial Agency, Water and Wastewater Utilities.
Application Deadline: None
Typical grant size: $50,000 to $5 million; median $400,000
Additional notes: All project planning costs are 100% federally funded. The cost share for design and construction is 65% Federal and 35% non-Federal of the incremental cost above the least cost method of dredged material disposal consistent with engineering and environmental criteria. The Federal share of planning, design, and construction cannot exceed $5 million.
Contact: Section 204 project requests should be directed to (309) 794-5853 or email cemvr-outreach-web@usace.army.mil.
Potential Project Types: coastal resilience, salt marsh, fish run
Website: http://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/Business-With-Us/Outreach-Customer-Service/Ecosystem-Restoration/Section-204/

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Bring Back the Natives

Agency: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Description and Eligible Activities: Funds on-the-ground efforts to restore native aquatic species to their historic range. Projects should involve partnerships between communities, agencies, private landowners, and organizations that seek to rehabilitate streamside and watershed habitats. Projects should focus on habitat needs of species such as fish, invertebrates, and amphibians that originally inhabited the waterways across the country. Funding for the program is administered through NFWF from federal agencies cooperating to support this program.
Eligible Applicants: Community/watershed groups, conservation districts, educational institutions, federal agencies, local governments, nonprofit groups, state/territorial agencies, tribal agencies.
Application Deadline: Proposal due June/July, full proposal due August/September.
Typical grant size: median award is $60,000; range is $25,000 to $100,000
Additional Notes: Priority for funding for eastern U.S. rivers is given for native fishes, including Brook trout and River herring (especially in the Penobscot River)
Contact: Cara Rose, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Western Partnership Office, 421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 950, Portland, OR 97204. Phone: 503-417-8700 x6008. Easygrants Helpdesk: easygrants@nfwn.org or Voicemail to 202-595-2497.
Potential Project Types: fish run, salt marsh, other
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Buzzards Bay Watershed Municipal Grant Program

Agency: Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)-Coastal Zone Management (CZM)
Description and Eligible Activities: The Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program, a planning and technical assistance unit of the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management, makes funding available to assist eligible Buzzards Bay watershed municipalities to meet the goals and objectives of the Buzzards Bay Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan. Grant categories typically include the protection of open space, rare and endangered species habitat, and freshwater and saltwater wetlands, projects to help restore tidally restricted salt marshes, to develop designs and remediate stormwater discharges threatening water quality, monitoring to establish the effectiveness of previously funded Buzzards Bay NEP projects, to construct pumpout facilities, to digitize wetland boundaries approved in permits, to assist in the monitoring of water quality to prioritize stormwater remediation, to address problems in migratory fish passage, and to implement other recommendations contained in the watershed management plan for Buzzards Bay.
Eligible Applicants: Eligible towns include Fall River, Westport, Dartmouth, New Bedford, Acushnet, Fairhaven, Rochester, Mattapoisett, Marion, Wareham, Middleborough, Carver, Plymouth, Bourne, Falmouth, and Gosnold. However, specific restoration and protection projects must lie principally within the Buzzards Bay watershed.
Typical Application Deadline: Varies. Grants are dependent on funding EEA-CZM received from the EPA.
Request Limit: Typically $35,000.
Annual Spending: $130,000
Additional Notes:

  • Buzzards Bay NEP often serve as co-applicants on proposals and can provide technical support and assistance with drafting proposals to other agencies on case by case basis.
  • Grants are typically released in April, however in 2018, a second round was announced on August 1. The RFR and other details on the program may be found at the CommBuys website
  • Municipalities may submit any number of applications and they may receive more than one grant, within the total annual grant allowance.

Contact: Sarah Williams, sarah.williams@state.ma.us, (508) 291-3625 x13 Potential Project Types: salt marsh, fish run, stormwater, other Website

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CZM Coastal Resilience Grant Program

Agency: Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)-Coastal Zone Management (CZM)
Description and Eligible Activities: The Coastal Resilience Grant Program provides financial and technical support for local efforts to increase awareness and understanding of climate impacts, assess vulnerability and risk, plan for changing conditions, redesign vulnerable public facilities and infrastructure, and implement non-structural approaches that enhance natural resources and provide storm damage protection. Grants are available for a range of coastal resilience approaches—from planning, public outreach, feasibility assessment, and analysis of shoreline vulnerability to design, permitting, construction, and monitoring.
Eligible Applicants: The Coastal Resilience Grant Program is open to the 78 municipalities located within the Massachusetts coastal zone. Certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations with vulnerable coastal property that is open and accessible to the public are also eligible for funding for natural storm-damage protection (or green infrastructure) projects. Please see the website for more details.
Estimated Application Deadline: April/May Contact: Patricia Bowie, patricia.bowie@state.ma.us, (617) 626-1186
Eligible project type: coastal resilience, salt marsh
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Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)

Agency: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Description and Eligible Activities: The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service's Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program helps protect lives and property threatened by natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, and wildfires. EWP provides funding for such work as clearing debris from clogged waterways, restoring vegetation, and stabilizing river banks. The measures that are taken must be environmentally and economically sound and generally benefit more than one property owner. EWP also provides funds to purchase floodplain easements as an alternative (in lieu of recovery) to the normal emergency recovery measure. Floodplain easements restore, protect, maintain, and enhance the functions of the floodplain; conserve natural values including fish and wildlife habitat, water quality, flood water retention, ground water recharge, and open space; reduce long-term federal disaster assistance; and safeguard lives and property from floods, drought, and the products of erosion. EWP cost-share rate is paid up to a 75/25% ratio, but can provide up to 90% cost share if an area qualifies as a limited resource area, as determined by the federal, state, and local census data.
Eligible Applicants: Conservation District, Local Government, Private Landowner (only for easements), State/Territorial Agency. Tribal Agency.
Application Deadline: N/A: Funds are issued on an emergency basis only. The sponsor has 60 days to request assistance from the time of an emergency declaration. The parent schedule is released the first quarter of each fiscal year (October-December).
Typical Grant Size: $5,000 to $4 million, median $500,000
Additional Notes: Each EWP project, with the exception of floodplain easements (where private landowners work directly with NRCS), requires a sponsor that applies for the assistance. A sponsor can be any legal subdivision of state or local government, including local officials of city, county, or state governments, Native American tribes, soil conservation districts, U.S. Forest Service, and watershed authorities. The community or local sponsor of the work pays 25% of the project cost, which can be provided by cash or in-kind services. NRCS will pay up to 100% of the costs associated with the purchase and restoration of a floodplain easement.
Contact: Shawn Anderson, National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Coordinator, (202) 720-5795.
Potential Project Types: coastal resilience, fish run, salt marsh
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Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)

Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), co-administered by Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and MA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
Description: The HMGP is a post-disaster mitigation grant with funding made available statewide as a result of a federal disaster declaration. As well as minimizing overall risk to lives and property, funding for hazard mitigation plans and projects is also intended to reduce the need for the reliance on taxpayer-funded federal assistance for disaster recovery. Sub-applicants may be eligible to apply for funding to cover projects including storm-water upgrades, drainage and culvert improvements, property acquisition, slope stabilization, infrastructure protection, seismic and wind retrofits, structure elevations, etc.
Eligible Applicants: State agencies, Federally-recognized tribes, Local governments/communities, certain private non-profit organizations.
FY 2019 Funding: MA DEP anticipates that approximately $1,300,000 of FFY 2019 Federal Funds will be available for disbursement to competitive projects
Additional notes: Must have approved FEMA hazard mitigation plan to be eligible.
2018-2019 application deadlines:

  • Statement of interest: 10/1/2018.
  • Application deadline for full HMGP applications, final deadlines for PDM/FMA: 1/4/2019.
  • For HMGP only, an additional application development period, and limited technical assistance is available: January 2019-April 2019. The second (final) deadline for HMGP full applications: 4/4/2019 at 3:00PM.

Contacts: Dave Woodbury, Hazard Mitigation Grants Coordinator, MEMA Regions 1&2, 508-820-2034, David.Woodbury@mass.gov
Potential Project Types: coastal resilience, stormwater, salt marsh
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Massachusetts Environmental Trust

Agency: Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)
Description and Eligible Activities: The Trust supports cooperative efforts to restore, protect, and improve water and water-related resources of the Commonwealth. Grant funds are generated through the sale of environment themed license plates. MET’s goal is to encourage development of new approaches and ideas to spur innovation. Examples of the kinds of projects are those that address concerns such as: point and non-point source pollution; water conservation; freshwater and saltwater monitoring; endangered and threatened species and habitat; human health issues related to dredging; environmental education projects related to water resources; low income or environmental justice community projects; and research on emerging environmental issues.
Eligible Applicants: Eligible organizations generally include 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and municipalities. Unincorporated organizations may apply provided that they have an eligible fiscal sponsor.
Estimated Application Deadline: Letters of Inquiry due in October, invited proposals due in March.
Typical Grant Size: $10,000 to $40,000 per year for up to three years
FY 18 Spending: $505,000
FY18 Grant Sizes: $10,000-$94,375, with most grants between $20,000 - $40,000
Additional Notes:

  • Two step application process: 1) LOI, 2) Proposal.
  • Funded projects include ecosystem restoration, endangered species, and water resources.
  • Next grant round will be for FY19 with start date July 2018.

Contact: Kim Tilas, kim.tilas@state.ma.us, (617) 626-1037
Potential Project Types: salt marsh, fish run, stormwater, other
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MassBays Healthy Estuaries Grants

Agency: Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM), Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program (MassBays).
Description and Eligible Activities: The Healthy Estuaries Grant Program dedicates funds to support local progress on protecting, restoring, and enhancing estuarine habitats (e.g. seagrass beds, salt marshes, beaches) and informing management efforts to reduce stressors (e.g. wastewater, stormwater, habitat fragmentation). Filling a perceived funding gap between development of a concept for improving estuarine conditions and its implementation MassBays directs monies to planning, assessment, and prioritization to advance well thought-out and resilient restoration and resource management projects. The MassBays Healthy Estuaries Grant Program provides funding to coastal communities from Salisbury to Provincetown for initiatives in Massachusetts Bay and Cape Cod Bay that support the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan.
Eligible Applicants: Massachusetts cities and towns; academic institutions; Regional Planning Agencies, and 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations
Estimated Application Deadline: Fall
Anticipated FY 2017 Level of Funding: $150,000. Applicants are required to provide at least 25% of the total project cost as cash, in-kind services, or a combination of the two.
2018 Funding: Up to $110,000. Requests for funding $8,000 - $35,000 per project. Requires a non-federal match equal to or exceeding 25% of total project cost.
Contact: Prassede Vella, prassede.vella@state.ma.us, (617) 626-1217
Potential Project Types: salt marsh, stormwater, fish run, coastal resilience, other
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Mass Wildlife Habitat Management Grant Program (MHMGP)

Agency: Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
Description and Eligible Activities: Designed to provide financial assistance to private and municipal landowners of protected lands to support active habitat management while fostering partnerships to encourage landscape scale habitat management and expand public recreation on conserved lands. Objectives are to improve habitat for game species, manage habitat for Species of Greatest conservation need as identified in the MA state Wildlife Action Plan, and to expand public recreational opportunities on conserved lands.
Eligible Applicants: Owners of private and municipal conserved lands in Massachusetts. Conserved land is defined as property protected in fee or by a conservation restriction, land enrolled in 61, 61A/B, or has a current Landowner Incentive Program covenant.
Application Deadline: October/November
Typical Grant Size: $10,000 to $50,000
Contact: James Burnham, Mass Wildlife Program Coordinator, James.Burnham@state.ma.us, 508-389-6343
Additional Notes: No match commitment required.
Potential Project Types: salt marsh, fish run, coastal resilience, other
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NOAA Coastal Ecosystem Resilience Grants

Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Description: The primary focus of this grant program is to support projects that strengthen the resilience of U.S. marine and coastal ecosystems, and associated economies, and decrease the vulnerability of communities to extreme weather events and climate related hazards. The program will support two categories of activities: strengthening coastal communities through activities that improve capacity of multiple coastal jurisdictions and habitat restoration activities that improve coastal resilience. High priority will be given to projects that result in socio-economic benefits, restore habitat for Listed or Managed species, implement on-the-ground restoration actions within 24 months, and demonstrate collaboration across multiple stakeholders.
Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, regional organizations, private (for profit) entities, and local, state, and tribal governments.
Application Deadline: March
Request Limit: Award amounts no less than $100,000 and no greater than $2 million for projects lasting up to 36 months. Cost sharing through cash or in-kind matches is expected. Requires 2:1 ration of federal to non-federal match. Award range $200,000 to $1,500,000. Annual Spending: In 2017, $13.8 million was awarded.
Potential Project Types: coastal resilience, fish run, salt marsh
Additional Notes: In 2017, NOAA received more than 167 proposals. NOAA grants are in high demand. Coastal Resilience Grants are benefiting around 550 communities in 20 states and are restoring almost 3,500 acres of habitat.
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NOAA Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Grants

Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Description: This grant funds habitat restoration projects that aid in recovery of listed species (such as salmon and coral), sustain fish stocks managed under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and their prey, and/or restore coastal ecosystems and improve coastal resiliency. The aim is to support fish habitat restoration projects that use an ecosystem-based approach to foster species recovery and increase fish populations.
Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, non-profits, commercial (for profit) organizations, U.S. territories, and state, local and Native American tribal governments.
Application Deadline: April
Request Limit: Grant funding range $75,000 to $3 million over 1-3 years. Typical award $300,000 to $1.5 million.
Annual Spending: up to $3 million available for selected projects
Potential Project Types: salt marsh, stormwater, fish run, coastal resilience
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North Atlantic Wetland Conservation Act (NAWCA) Grants

Agency: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
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NAWCA Standard Grant


Description: The U.S. Standard Grants Program is a competitive, matching grants program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the United States that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act. These projects must involve long-term protection, restoration and/or enhancement of wetlands and associated upland habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated migratory birds. Grant aims to: protect, restore, or enhance wetland and associated upland migratory bird habitats throughout the country; promote long term protection of acquired habitats for birds and other wetland-dependent species; catalyze conservation partnerships, bringing together federal, state, non-profit, and private organizations and individuals; and support conservation of priority migratory bird species in the U.S., including waterfowl, shorebirds, waterbirds, and land birds.
Application Deadlines: Grant cycle 1: February and Grant cycle 2: July
Request Limit: Grants between $75,000 and $1 million. Requires a minimum 1 to 1 match.
Annual Spending: $18 million across the Americas awarded in 2018.
Contact: Stacy Sanchez (stacy_sanchez@fws.gov) 703-358-2017 for general information. Aimee Weldon (aimee_weldon@fws.gov) Joint Venture Coordinator for Atlantic Coast for proposal development. Note: Joint venture coordinator’s prioritization of NAWCA proposals from their geographic region is a key element in the selection process.
Potential Project types: salt marsh, other

NAWCA Small Grant


Description: The Small grants program gives preferences to grantees new to NAWCA with smaller-scale, long-term wetlands conservation projects that may not be competitive in the U.S. Standard grants program due to their size. This program is used as a catalyst in developing pool of grantees and partners for the U.S. Standard grants. Funds support projects to protect, restore, or enhance wetland and associated upland migratory bird habitat. Proposals must be for on-the ground projects. Preference is given to projects that are part of, or complements, another project or is part of a broader conservation initiative. Land acquisitions as well as enhancement and restoration projects on private lands allowable.
Application Deadline: Grant cycle 1: February and Grant cycle 2: July
Request Limit: Grants of less than $100,000. Matching required.
Annual Spending: $3.4 million in 2018
Contact: Rodecia McKnight
(rodecia_mcknight@fws.gov) 703-358-2266, small grants coordinator or Anya Rushing (anya_rushing@fws.gov), (703) 358-2032, small grants coordinator. Aimee Weldon (aimee_weldon@fws.gov) Joint Venture Coordinator for Atlantic Coast for proposal development. Note: Joint venture coordinator’s prioritization of NAWCA proposals from their geographic region is a key element in the selection process.
Potential Project types: salt marsh, other

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Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant Program

Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), co-administered by Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and MA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
Description: The Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program makes available Federal funds to implement and sustain cost-effective measures designed to reduce the risk to individuals and property from natural hazards, while also reducing reliance on Federal funding from future disasters. Funds can be used for hazard mitigation planning and implementation of mitigation projects prior to a disaster event.
Eligible Applicants: State agencies, Federally-recognized tribes, Local governments/communities
Application Deadline: May
FY 2018 Funding: $70 million nationwide
Contact: Sarah White, sarah.white@state.ma.us, (508) 820-2053
Potential Project Types: coastal resilience, salt marsh, stormwater
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Project Modifications for Improvement of the Environment (CAP Section 1135)

Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Description and Eligible Activities: Work under this authority provides for modifications in the structures and operations of water resources projects constructed by the Corps of Engineers to improve the quality of the environment. Additionally, the Corps may undertake restoration projects at locations where an existing Corps project has contributed to the degradation. The primary goal of these projects is ecosystem restoration with an emphasis on projects benefiting fish and wildlife. The project must be consistent with the authorized purposes of the project being modified, environmentally acceptable, and complete within itself.
Eligible Applicants: Conservation District, Local Government, Nonprofit Groups, State/Territorial Agency, Water and Wastewater Utilities.
Application Deadline: None
Typical Grant Size: $50,000 to $5 million; median $200,000
Additional Notes: State or local government officials should consult the nearest District Engineer regarding specific problems and the possibility of remedial action under this program. An environmental assessment in accordance with NEPA is also required. The cost share is 75% Federal and 25% non-Federal. The Federal share of planning, design, and construction cannot exceed $10 million per project.
Contact: Section 1135 project requests should be directed to (309) 794-5853 or email cemvr-outreach-web@usace.army.mil.
Potential Project Types: salt marsh, fish run, coastal resilience
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Coastal Program

Agency: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Description and Eligible Activities: The coastal program is the Service’s primary conservation tool for voluntary, citizen and community-based fish and wildlife habitat conservation. The program provides technical and financial assistance in the form of cooperative agreements to coastal communities and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private land. Coastal program staff work closely with project partners to develop and implement projects. The goals of the program are to conserve habitat, broaden and strengthen partnerships, improve information sharing and communications, enhance our workforce, and increase accountability to ensure program resources are used efficiently and effectively. Priority will be given to projects that: are on or near National Wildlife Refuge lands; improve habitat for Federal trust or other priority species; address coastal resiliency; expand priority habitats, reduce habitat fragmentation, establish conservation buffers and provide wildlife movement corridors for federal trust and other priority species; address regional strategic plans and priorities; and are self-sustaining projects.
Eligible Applicants: State, county and local governments, nonprofits, small businesses, Native American tribal governments, individuals, for profit organizations, and public and private institutions of higher education. The Cape Cod focus area includes the waters, shoreline, coastal ponds, and adjacent upland areas on the Cape, in Buzzard’s Bay and on the south side of Cape Cod (Nantucket Sound, Vineyard Sound and the islands). Estimated Application Deadline: Potential projects are actively

identified through the federal fiscal year (October 1 – September 30).
Typical Grant Size: Maximum award $500,000
Additional Notes: Cost sharing is not required but program strives to achieve a 1:1 cost share on selected projects.
Eligible project type: salt marsh, fish run, coastal resilience, other
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