Improvements to water quality and ecosystem health in the Lake Champlain watershed are getting a boost next year. The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP), a NEIWPCC program partner, anticipates awarding more than $1,400,000 in grants for clean water projects to be implemented in 2022. NEIWPCC was awarded the funds on behalf of the LCBP through the EPA and Great Lakes Fishery Commission.
Grants will be awarded for implementation and planning of clean water projects, habitat and native species conservation, and aquatic invasive species spread prevention and management. Projects located in the New York, Québec, and Vermont portions of the Lake Champlain Basin are eligible for consideration. The grants will support projects that advance the goals of the long-term Lake Champlain management plan Opportunities for Action.
Eric Howe, NEIWPCC program director of the LCBP, said, “These clean water and healthy ecosystem grants are a key element of a strategy to achieve the goals of Opportunities for Action. The funding available this year is the greatest we have been able to offer in nearly thirty years of supporting these grants. We look forward to working with local community partners to improve water quality and habitat in the Basin.”
Grant guidelines, applications, and submission requirements are available at lcbp.org/grants.