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LCBP Requests for proposals
Since 1992, the LCBP has awarded nearly 1,000 grants to local organizations to support a variety of pollution prevention, habitat restoration, and other projects that improve the quality of Lake Champlain. In that same time, the LCBP and its partner organizations also have funded numerous projects conducted by universities, consultants, research foundations, nonprofit organizations, and others. These projects include scientific research, best management demonstration projects, education and outreach efforts, and other initiatives that are key to implementing Opportunities for Action. Requests for Proposals for grants and technical projects are posted here periodically.
Local Implementation Grants
There are no local implementation grants available at this time. We anticipate releasing an RFP for the next round of local grants in Fall 2017.
Evaluation of Effectiveness of Selected Conservation Practices in Reducing Phosphorus Loss from Tile-Drained Agricultural Fields
The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP), in conjunction with the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Vermont, is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for services to evaluate the effectiveness of selected conservation practices in reducing phosphorus loss from tile-drained agricultural fields in the Lake Champlain Basin. Up to $240,000 is available for this project.
Project Goal: Several conservation practices have been identified for use in treating tile discharge; these include constructed wetlands, drainage water management, and other phosphorus removal systems. Further information is needed on the effectiveness of these practices to help make decisions regarding program and technical direction. The successful applicant will implement conservation practices that reduce phosphorus loss from agricultural fields, and measure the effectiveness of their approach. This funding will be used to implement one new edge of field monitoring project at a selected farm in the Vermont portion of the Basin.
This project is supported by funds awarded to the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission in support of the Lake Champlain Basin Program, as well as NRCS in Vermont. LCBP anticipates granting one award from this RFP. To receive a copy of the RFP via US Postal Service, contact the Lake Champlain Basin Program office at (802) 372-3213 or toll free at (800) 468-LCBP in New York and Vermont.
To facilitate the review process, applicants must submit proposals in ONLY electronic format. Please see the RFP and the attached proposal format information for complete details.
DEADLINE NOTICE: Electronic versions only of proposals will be accepted and must be RECEIVED by the Lake Champlain Basin Program office by 4:30pm on:
March 3rd, 2017
LATE OR INCOMPLETE PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
The successful applicant will be notified in April, 2017. LCBP anticipates granting one award from this RFP.