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Partnership Grants at-a-Glance

Agencies participating in the Long Island Sound Study promote research, implementation of environmental projects, and increased public involvement through competitive grant programs. Grant application periods open and close frequently. For details, contact the agency noted.

The following highlights some of the leading grant programs:

Bronx River Watershed Initiative Grants Program

Provides grants for stormwater retrofit projects, including Low Impact Development initiatives, to address the root causes of pollution along the Bronx River.

Contact: Lynn Dwyer at 631-627-3488 to learn more.

Connecticut Nonpoint Source (Section 319) Grant Program (CTDEEP)

Provides grants for projects to control nonpoint sources of water pollution, with emphasis on implementation projects that address a documented nonpoint source-related water quality impairment identified on Connecticut’s list of impaired waterbodies.

Contact: Visit  CTDEEP to learn more or contact Stan Zaremba at 631-627-3488.

Connecticut Sea Grant

Supports a broad range of applied research, education, and extension activities aimed at improving understanding, assessment, use, management, conservation, or restoration of marine and coastal resources.

Contact: Visit  Connecticut Sea Grant to learn more or contact Connecticut Sea Grant at 860-405-9128.

Long Island Sound Fund (CTDEEP)

Supported by the sale of Connecticut’s Preserve the Sound license plate, this program awards grants for outreach and education programs to increase the public’s awareness of the need to preserve and protect the Sound, for efforts to increase public access to the Sound, for the protection and restoration of habitat essential to the Sound’s ecosystem, and for scientific research that provides clear direction for management decisions.

Contact: Visit LIS Fund to learn more or contact Kate Hughes Brown at 860-424-3652.

Long Island Sound Futures Fund

A partnership between the Long Island Sound Study and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation that provides large grants and mini grants to organizations working on a local level to protect and restore the health and living resources of Long Island Sound. Long Island Sound Futures Fund [intlink id=liss-futures-fund]Large Grants Program[/intlink] (National Fish & Wildlife Foundation).

Contact: Visit the LIS Futures Fund Page to learn more or contact Lynn Dwyer at 631-627-3488.

Long Island Sound Research Grant Program

A cooperative effort of the Environmental Protection Agency, Connecticut Sea Grant, and New York Sea Grant to fund research that helps meet the needs of decision-makers to improve the management of Long Island Sound.

Contact: Visit LIS Research Grant Program page to learn more.

New York Sea Grant’s Research Grant Program

Supports scientific research that is driven by identified needs and provides enhanced opportunities for New York Sea Grant to ‘make a difference’ in addressing important coastal issues.

Contact: Visit the New York Sea Grant’s Research Grant Program or contact New York Sea Grant at 631-632-6906.

New York State Water Quality Improvement Project Funding or New York State Assistance for Water Quality Improvement Projects

Provides grants to municipalities throughout New York State for stormwater permit implementation, nonagricultural nonpoint source, water quality management, wastewater treatment improvement, and aquatic habitat restoration.

Contact: Sarah Deonarine of NYSDEC at 631-444-0467 to learn more.

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