NEIWPCC COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY

NEIWPCC is committed to providing a working environment that keeps all staff as safe as possible and promotes the well-being of our community. All RFP applicants who may come into close contact with NEIWPCC staff are required to be fully vaccinated. Close contact may occur during the course of a project with a QAPP (via a QAPP audit), during project planning meetings, during project implementation, or other occasions. While some of these may occur virtually, please note that NEIWPCC reserves the right to audit a project at any time. Applicants must be prepared to show proof of vaccination prior to any close contact with NEIWPCC staff.  Accepted proof of vaccination includes the original vaccination card, a printed copy of the vaccination card, or a digital photograph of the vaccination card. To protect confidential information, NEIWPCC will not maintain copies of these documents, and any records provided will be discarded.

In addition, NEIWPCC is committed to providing events that keep all participants as safe as possible and promote the well-being of our community. NEIWPCC requires all individuals who participate in NEIWPCC-funded events to be fully vaccinated in order to attend. Any events hosted with funding from NEIWPCC must follow our pandemic procedures.

This policy also applies to the contractor’s subcontractors

All contractors applying for new work (or amending existing agreements) must be vaccinated.

More Information

Request for Proposals

Since 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 RFPs

(details for each RFP can be found below)

Look out for the next round of annual grants in late summer 2022.

Other GrantsRelease DateDue Date
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LOCAL GRANTS

No local grants are available at this time.

PROGRAM GRANTS

No program grants are available at this time.

OTHER GRANTS

Educator Mini-grants

These mini- grants provide educators with funds to buy materials for their classroom that will aid in teaching students about Lake Champlain Watershed issues. The LCBP wants to help you build “your classroom toolkit” for teaching about watersheds. Materials requested can be for indoor or outdoor work, and should last for more than one academic year.

Qualifying recipients: Educators working within the Lake Champlain Basin may apply for Educator Mini-Grants on behalf of their school provided they meet the following criteria:

  • Educators must have been a past participant in either the CBEI Watershed for Every Classroom Course (11-day course) OR have submitted student entries in CBEI World Water Day events OR be teaching about the Lake Champlain watershed 2022.
  • Only one grant will be awarded per school. The school must be located within the Champlain Watershed.

How the funds can be used:

  • Funds can be used to purchase products which enhance student learning about watersheds and water quality in the Lake Champlain basin, including the streams and rivers that flow to the Lake, or to strengthen the educational materials in the classroom that will help students learn about watershed issues.
  • Examples include, but are not limited to: resource guides for field work, boots and waders for stream work, bug collection nets, field lenses, macroinvertebrate tray sorters, binoculars, microscopes, or classroom posters relevant to water quality work
  • Please note: These funds cannot be used for food, transportation, or entrance fees.

Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through December 30, 2022, although available funds likely will be disbursed quickly; apply sooner rather than later. Awards will be announced shortly after applications, ideally within 10 business days.

Funding: Educators may be awarded a grant of up to $1,000. Applicants may apply for less than $1,000, but one application is permitted per school in this grant opportunity.

Review: Applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the LCBP on a rolling basis.

Download the Educator Mini-Grants: Instructions, Application & Reimbursement Form →


Watershed Association Professional Development Mini-Grants

These mini-grants provide professional development funds for the staff and volunteers of qualified watershed organizations in the Lake Champlain Basin, to cover expenses such as travel, meals, registration and accommodations at meetings, conferences, workshops and other venues designed to enhance the organizations’ capacity to operate. Qualifying Organizations: Watershed types of organization within the Lake Champlain Basin may apply for Watershed Association Professional Development Mini-grants. Up to $500/year is available per organization subject to availability of funds. Please read the attached instructions for more details about qualifying.

Download the Watershed Association Professional Development Mini-Grants: Instructions, Application & Reimbursement Form


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

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