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?

    The world’s oldest known fossil reef containing coral is located in the Champlain Valley.
    Find out more

    LCBP Requests for proposals

    Recording fish dataSince 1992, the LCBP has awarded more than 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.

    Current LCBP/CVNHP RFPs

    (details for each RFP can be found below)


    Miscellaneous Grants Due Date
    None open at this time.
    Local Implementation Grants
    Best Management Practices for Pollution Reduction October 3, 2019
    Technical Project Grants
    None open at this time.

    Local Implementation Grants

    Best Management Practices for Pollution Reduction: Implementation and Planning Grants

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) in conjunction with the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for projects to develop and install large Best Management Practices for pollution reduction in the US-portion of the Lake Champlain Basin, and for projects to provide planning and prioritization for future on-the-ground interventions.

    Eligible projects for installation of best management practices might include innovative tasks for shoreline stabilization, green infrastructure project implementation, stormwater management projects, combined sewer overflow (CSO) reduction, or the purchase of equipment to be shared among organizations. Eligible projects for planning and prioritization of interventions might include innovative green infrastructure planning at a municipal level, CSO reduction strategies, or watershed scale assessments and prioritizations.

    Up to $500,000 is available for supporting two types of projects from this RFP. Projects for installation of best management practices (Category A projects) should be scoped for $50,000 to $125,000; projects for planning and prioritization (Category B projects) should be scoped to a budget up to $50,000.

    This work is applicable to the Clean Water and Healthy Ecosystem goals of LCBP’s long-term management plan Opportunities for Action: An Evolving Plan for the Future of the Lake Champlain Basin ( grant opportunity is supported by funds awarded to the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) by the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC).

    To receive a copy of the RFP via U.S. 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.

    Applicants must submit proposals in electronic format. Please see the RFP and the attached proposal format information for complete details.

    Electronic versions of proposals must be RECEIVED by the Lake Champlain Basin Program office no later than:
    October 3rd, 2019

    Late or incomplete proposals will not be considered.

    Download the RPF


    View a list of recently closed RFPs, or search our publications database to read the technical reports that have resulted from past projects.

    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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    Grand Isle, VT 05458
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