LCBP Seeks Proposals for Assessment of Lake Champlain’s Economic Value

Grand Isle, VT – The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for services to perform an economic assessment of major watershed-related uses, economic sectors, and economic impacts of these sectors to the Lake Champlain Basin.

The LCBP anticipates offering one award of up to $200,000 for an assessment that measures and communicates the economic value provided to the regional economy by clean water and healthy ecosystems in the Lake Champlain watershed. The results of this project will provide a credible economic analysis and public facing outreach materials.

Eligible organizations include colleges, universities, nonprofit organizations, for-profit companies, and non-federal/non-state government agencies. 

The project will help foster communities’ appreciation and understanding of the Lake Champlain Basin’s rich natural and cultural resources, and will enhance the capacity of communities to steward these resources while maintaining strong local economies, as outlined in the Thriving Communities chapter of the LCBP’s long-term management plan Opportunities for Action: An Evolving Plan for the Future of the Lake Champlain Basin.

The Request for Proposal and submission requirements are available on the LCBP website at Proposals are due no later than 12 p.m. (noon) on Monday May 8, 2023.

This RFP is supported by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency funds provided to NEIWPCC in partnership with LCBP.


The Lake Champlain Basin Program coordinates and funds efforts that benefit the Lake Champlain Basin’s water quality, fisheries, wetlands, wildlife, recreation, and cultural resources. The program works in partnership with federal agencies, state and provincial agencies from New York, Vermont, and Québec, local communities, businesses, and citizen groups. NEIWPCC—a regional commission that helps the states of the Northeast preserve and advance water quality—serves as the primary program administrator of LCBP at the request of the Lake Champlain Steering Committee and administers the program’s personnel and finances. LCBP is a program partner of NEIWPCC. For further information, contact the Lake Champlain Basin Program, 54 West Shore Road, Grand Isle, VT at (802) 372-3213 / (800) 468-5227 or visit

Get the latest from Lake Champlain Basin Program