Clean Water
Matters!

The diverse ecosystems, working
landscapes, and vibrant communities
that inspire and sustain us depend on
clean water. Learn about pollution
reduction strategies.

Healthy Habitats
Connect Us All

Lakeshores, stream banks, and wetlands are critical to clean
water and biodiversity. Learn about efforts to improve
habitat connectivity in the Basin ecosystem.

We Care for
What We Know

Recreation fosters stewardship of the Basin’s rich
natural and cultural heritage by connecting people
to the landscape while supporting local economies.
Learn about ways to explore the Basin.

Informed Citizens
Make Wiser Choices

Citizens who have an understanding and
appreciation of water resources make informed
choices about actions that might contribute to
pollution. Learn about education programs.

    About Us

    Did You Know?

    Anglers spent $205 million on goods related to fishing Lake Champlain in a year, according to a 2000 recreation and tourism study.
    Find out more

    Closed LCBP RFPs

    View closed RFPs for Local Implementation Grants
    View closed RFPs or Technical Project Grants

    Local Implementation Grants

    2016 Local Implementation Grants

    FY2015 Local Implementation grants

    • Grant Guidelines (MS Word)
    • Organizational Support Grant: Application
    • Local Heritage Grant*: RFP | Application
    • Conservation and Community Grant*: RFP | Application
    • Pollution Prevention & Wildlife Habitat Conservation Grant Application: (MS Word)
    • Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention Grant Application: (MS Word)
    • Flood Resilience & Climate Change Application: (MS Word)
    • Impervious Surface Management in Schools Grant Application: (MS Word)
    • Watershed Organization Support for Road Maintenance Grant Application: (MS Word)
    • Education and Outreach Grant Application: (MS Word)

      2014 Local Implementation Grants

    • Grant Guidelines
    • Pollution Prevention & Wildlife Habitat Conservation Grant Application: (PDF | MS Word)
    • Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention Grant Application:(PDF | MS Word)
    • Education and Outreach Grants (PDF | MS Word)
    • Organizational Support Grants (PDF | MS Word)
    • Local Water Trail Development Grant Application: (PDF | MS Word)

    2013 Local Implementation Grant programs

    2012 LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION GRANTS

    • Grant Announcement Letter
    • Grant Guidelines – Guidelines for all of the following categories of Local Implementation Grants
    • Pollution Prevention (MS Word|PDF)– Up to $15,000 to support technical projects which address pollution prevention priorities in the management plan, Opportunities for Action. Total amount of funding available for this grant category: up to $100,000.
    • Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention (MS Word|PDF) – Up to $15,000 to support technical projects which address invasive species spread prevention priorities in the management plan, Opportunities for Action. Total amount of funding available for this grant category: up to $100,000.
    • Shoreline Protection and Habitat Conservation (MS Word|PDF) – Up to $10,000 to support projects that address shoreline protection and habitat conservation in the Lake Champlain Basin. Total amount of funding available for this grant category: up to $100,000.
    • Education & Outreach (MS Word|PDF)– Up to $7,500 for projects that increase students and/or adults awareness, knowledge, skills, and commitment to Lake Champlain issues. Total amount of funding available for this grant category: $150,000.

     

    Technical Project Grants

    Evaluation of Effectiveness of Selected Conservation Practices in Reducing Phosphorus Loss from Tile-Drained Agricultural Fields [Closed 3/3/17]

    Alternative & Innovative Tributary phosphorus load reduction projects from agricultural sources in the St. Albans Bay watershed [Closed 1/5/17]

    Best Management Practices for Pollution Reduction: Implementation and Planning Grants [Closed 1/5/17]

    High Resolution Land Use/Land Cover Mapping for the Lake Champlain Basin [Closed 11/1/16]

    Assessment of Tile Drainage System Impacts to Lake Champlain and Phosphorus Loads in Tile Drainage Water in the Jewett Brook Watershed of St. Albans Bay [Closed 1/22/16]

    Urban Stormwater Green Infrastructure Upgrade Guidance and Training [Closed 1/15/16]

    Increasing Agricultural Engineering Capacity for Project Implementation in the Lake Champlain Basin [Closed 12/10/15]

    Development of Advanced Flood Recovery and River Management Training Modules [Closed 12/5/2014]

    Economic Value of Surface Water Resources within the New York and Vermont Segments of the Lake Champlain Basin [Closed 10/1/2013]

    Municipal-Level Assessment of the Social, Environmental and Economic Benefits of River Corridor and Floodplain Protection Programs in the Lake Champlain Basin [Closed 8/20/2013]

    Facilitation of the Development of a Structured Decision-Making Process for the Lake Champlain Basin Program [Closed 7/10/2013]

    Aerial Cover Crop Seeding in the Lake Champlain Basin [Closed 1/18/2013]

    Stormwater Infrastructure Inventory, Mapping and Vulnerability Assessment and Identification and Demonstration of Green Stormwater Infrastructure Retrofit Opportunities for the New York Portion of the Lake Champlain Basin  [Closed 1/18/2013]

    Impervious Area Mapping for the Lake Champlain Basin – New York and Québec Sectors [Closed: 5/16/12]

    New York Better Back Roads Program [Closed: 5/16/12]

    Quantifying the extent and effect of shoreline development on littoral habitat in Lake Champlain [Closed: 12/15/10]

    Survival and Dispersal of Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass following Catch-and-release Tournament Angling in Lake Champlain [Closed: 12/15/10]

    Assessing Fish Passage and Connectivity in a Lake Champlain Tributary [Closed: 12/15/10]

    A Synoptic Assessment of Mercury and Re-evaluation of PCBs in Lake Champlain Fishes – Northeast Regional TMDL Phase II Reassessment [Closed: 12/15/10]

    Water Quality Improvement Grants for Agricultural Operations in the Southern Lake Champlain Watershed [Closed: 10/21/10]

    Targeted Watershed Implementation Initiative Development of Farm-Specific Action Plans [Closed: 7/30/10]

    Climate change projections and impact on the hydrologic regime of Lake Champlain tributaries [Closed: 5/7/10]

    Road drainage network impacts to Lake Champlain water quality [Closed: 5/3/10]

    Determining the contribution of internal phosphorus loading to Missisquoi Bay [Closed: 3/5/10]

    Identifying Critical Source Areas of Phosphorus Pollution [Closed: 3/5/10]

    What is the State of the Lake?

    What is the
    State of the Lake?

    Learn about the health of Lake Champlain in the 2015 State of the Lake report. Read about trends in key indicators of water quality and ecosystem health. Read the State of the Lake report

    Volunteers

    Make Some Waves

    From using lake-friendly cleaning products to volunteering with a local watershed group, you can help restore and protect the Lake Champlain Basin. Find out how you can get involved

    Track Our Progress

    Track Our Progress

    Explore the goals and actions of our partners and track our progress online with the Opportunities for Action website. View Opportunities for Action

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