$4M In Grants Target Sound And Forests

Posted on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 | Posted in Connecticut,iWR,iWR-4-18,Massachusetts,New York,News

For the second consecutive year, the Long Island Sound Futures Fund has opened its grant program to the “upper basin states” of Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire for projects in the Long Island Sound watershed involving the removal of nitrogen.

Long Island Sound watershed mapThe National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is seeking proposals for environmental projects in New England and New York to improve the health of forests and water bodies generally and the Long Island Sound in particular.

Approximately $2M is available for projects to improve the health of Long Island Sound. Wastewater-treatment plants located in the Sound watershed are eligible for low-cost nitrogen-reduction projects. The watershed comprises parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

The Futures Fund grants will also fund other nutrient-reduction projects in Connecticut and New York. Also eligible for funding are projects for public information and outreach, coastal habitat restoration, and fish passages in those two states.

An additional $2M is available for projects to restore and sustain healthy forests and rivers in the upper basin and Rhode Island.

The deadline to apply for the grants is May 10.

The Congressionally chartered National Fish and Wildlife Foundation supports conservation efforts in all 50 states and U.S. territories.

The Foundation administers the Futures Fund for the Long Island Sound Study.

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