Rivers Alliance of Connecticut (Rivers Alliance) is now soliciting proposals for the Watershed Assistance Small Grants Program for 2012. Approximately $55,635 will be available this year for funding projects and activities that strengthen river-watershed protection in Connecticut. These funds have been made possible by the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) through a US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) Clean Water Act Section 319 Nonpoint Source Grant. Projects or activities should be capable of being completed in one year. Watershed Assistance Small Grants are expected to be between $500 and $5,000, not to exceed $10,000. Grants are provided on a reimbursement for services basis. A non-federal funding match of at least 40% of the total project / activity cost is required for all proposals. The deadline for proposals is Tuesday, April 17, 2012.