It’s not too early for organizations and municipalities to start planning for the 2023 Long Island Sound Futures Fund grant program. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is expecting to announce the request for proposals in March. Meanwhile, NFWF has just announced a series of workshops in each of the Long Island Sound watershed’s five states to learn about how to apply for a grant through the RFP process.
Register now or save the date for a workshop near you. If you are registering identify which workshop you want to attend:
Grants for the 2023 Futures Fund grant program will range from $50,000 to $1.5 million, with a potential of more than $10 million in grants to be distributed. The availability of federal funds estimated in the solicitation will be contingent upon the federal appropriations process. Funding decisions will be made based on level of funding and timing of when it is received by NFWF.
Habitat restoration planning or implementation projects are eligible for grants in the Long Island Sound Study coastal zone of Connecticut and New York. Resilience, education, water quality and fish passage projects are eligible for grants in the Long Island Sound Study boundary in Connecticut and New York. And, nitrogen prevention or reduction planning or implementation projects are eligible for grants in the Long Island Sound boundary in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont.
In addition to attending a workshop, NFWF is also encouraging potential applicants to share a project idea now and get feedback. Fill out this form and send to [email protected]. The deadline to submit project ideas is April 14, 2023.