Clean Water

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?

    One of the first naval battles of the American Revolutionary War, the Battle of Valcour Island, was fought on Lake Champlain.
    Find out more

    Grantee Toolkit

    Drilling with AugerIf your organization has been awarded a grant or research project from the LCBP, check out these tools and templates to help guide you through the process.

    LCBP Grant Award and Contract Process

    Life of an LCBP Grant

    LCBP Indirect Cost Policy

    EPA Subaward Policy Appendix A: Distinctions Between Subrecipients and Contractors

    LCBP Local Grants Budget Calculator Template

    Are you collecting or using environmental data or information for your project? You may need a Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP). Please visit our QAPP page for guidance in QAPP development.

    LCBP Conflict of Interest Guidelines (the review of all grants and RFPs is subject to these guidelines)


    *  If you have received a grant from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership, please visit the CVNHP website for templates and forms for this program. 

    Workplan Templaterevised March 2020 [Microsoft Word]

    Quarterly Report Template [Microsoft Word]

    Final Report Templaterevised June 2020 [Microsoft Word]

    NEIWPCC Invoice [Microsoft Word]

    NEIWPCC Match Certification Form [Microsoft Word]

    NEIWPCC Logo [PNG]
    Note: NEIWPCC’s logo was updated in April 2020. Please be sure to use the new logo in all reports and documentation.

    LCBP Logo – color [GIF]

    LCBP Logo – black & white [TIF]

    CVNHP Logo [PNG]


    Grant Writing Resources

    The LCBP hosted a grant writing workshop for watershed organizations and other local partners in September 2020. Resources from that workshop are included here.

    Grant Writing Workshop, Session 1
    PowerPoint Presentation: The Science and Art of Grant Writing
    Video Recording

    Grant Writing Workshop, Session 3
    PowerPoint Presentation: Guidance on Grant Opportunities
    Video Recording


    As always, please contact us with questions about your grant.

    What is the State of the Lake?

    What is the
    State of the Lake?

    Learn about the health of Lake Champlain in the 2018 State of the Lake report. Read about trends in key indicators of water quality and ecosystem health. Read the State of the Lake report


    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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