Foundation / Corporation
Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) and New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission
Grants to New York, Vermont, and Quebec nonprofit organizations, conservation districts, educational institutions, and government agencies for conservation related projects related to the Lake Champlain Basin. Funding is intended to support education and outreach activities for students and adults as well as organizational support for watershed organizations.
The 2019 Local Implementation Grants support local community involvement in the implementation of the comprehensive management plan, Opportunities for Action: An Evolving Plan for the Future of the Lake Champlain Basin (see plan.lcbp.org). Grant funds are anticipated through agreements with the Great Lakes Fishery Commission and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Three categories of grants are available:
- Education and Outreach Large Grants: Grants are awarded to inform students and/or adults about key Lake Champlain Basin pollution issues identified in the management plan Opportunities for Action. The objective is to develop awareness, knowledge, skills, and commitment on a Basin issue so that informed decisions and constructive actions will prevent pollution to Lake Champlain. Hands-on stewardship activities for citizens are strongly encouraged.
- Education and Outreach Small Grants: The Small Education and Outreach Grants provide funding to eligible groups to inform students and/or adults about key Lake Champlain Basin issues identified in the management plan Opportunities for Action. The objective is to develop awareness, knowledge, skills, and commitment on a Basin issue so that informed decisions and constructive actions will benefit Lake Champlain. Hands-on stewardship activities for citizens are strongly encouraged.
- Organizational Support Grants: Funding is provided to support increased organizational capacity and long-term effectiveness of watershed organizations working to implement elements of Opportunities for Action. The intent of this grant category is to assist watershed organizations with the early stages of their development or to assist established watershed organizations in strengthening their organizational capacity.
For examples of Eligible Expenses for Organizational Support Grants, see the Guidelines listed in Supporting Documents below.
GrantWatch ID#: 176763
Anticipated number of Small Education and Outreach grants: 18-22; of Large Education and Outreach grants: 2-4; of Organizational Support grants: 10-12.
- Education and Outreach Large Grant Awards: Between $15,000 - $50,000
- Education and Outreach Small grant Awards: Up to $10,000 per award
- Organizational Support Grants: Up to $4,000 per award
Projects must be initiated within six months of award notification. Projects should typically be completed within one year of the official project start date. Expanded project periods will be considered if appropriately justified.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit applications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, applications may be submitted and all questions addressed to:
- Education and Outreach Grants (Small and Large):
Colleen Hickey, Education and Outreach Coordinator
- Organizational Support Grants:
Kathy Jarvis, Office Manager
Lake Champlain Basin Program
54 West Shore Road
Grand Isle, VT 05458
Lake Champlain Basin
USA: New York; Vermont