Requests for Proposals

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

Since 1992, the LCBP has awarded more than 1,500 grants totaling more than $17.02 million 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.

Visit our Grantee Toolkit page for grant writing resources, and as always, please contact us with questions about your grant application.

LCBP GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

(click the grant category for more details, including sub-categories)

Recurring/Annual GrantsRelease DateDue Date
Clean Water and Healthy Ecosystems
Research Projects
September 2022TBD
Clean Water and Health Ecosystems
Planning and Implementation Projects
Late August 2022TBD
Education and OutreachMid October 2022January 2023
Organizational SupportMid October 2022January 2023
Cultural Heritage & RecreationVisit the CVNHP website >>
Ongoing GrantsRelease DateDue Date
Professional Development Mini-grantsongoingongoing
Educator Mini-grantsongoingongoing
Project RFPs
Artist in Residence Request for Pre-proposalsJuly 1, 2022August 15, 2022

RECURRING AND ANNUAL GRANTS

Clean Water and Healthy Ecosystems Research Projects (up to $300,000)

These grants support research projects that directly address strategies and tasks outlined in the Clean Water and Healthy Ecosystems goals of Opportunities for Action.

Clean Water and Healthy Ecosystems Planning and Implementation Projects

Clean Water – Small Implementation Grants (up to $50,000)
Clean Water – Large Implementation Grants ($50,000 – $175,000)

These grant categories supports projects that will improve water quality and directly result in the reduction of water pollution in the U.S. portion of the Lake Champlain Basin. Eligible organizations include colleges, universities, nonprofit organizations, and non-federal/non-state government agencies.

Clean Water – Planning Grants (up to $75,000)

This grant category supports projects that will provide planning, design, or prioritization for future water quality improvement projects in the Lake Champlain Basin (U.S. and Québec). Eligible organizations include colleges, universities, nonprofit organizations, non-federal/non-state government agencies, and for-profit companies.

Healthy Ecosystems – Small Habitat and Native Species Conservation Grants (up to $50,000)
Healthy Ecosystems – Large Habitat and Native Species Conservation Grants ($50,000 – $175,000)

These grant categories support Projects that will preserve, restore, or improve native species habitat in the Lake Champlain Basin (U.S. and Québec).

Healthy Ecosystems – AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES SPREAD PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT GRANTS ($50,000 – $175,000)

This grant category supports projects that will directly prevent the spread aquatic invasive species or manage their impacts in the Lake Champlain Basin (US and Québec).

HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS – AQUATIC ORGANISM PASSAGE RESTORATION GRANTS ($50,000 – $175,000)

This grant category supports projects that will directly lead to improved aquatic organism passage in the U.S. portion of the Lake Champlain Basin.

Education and Outreach

Education and Outreach – Small (Up to $15,000)
Education and Outreach – Large ($15,000 to $50,000)

These grants support projects that address strategies and tasks outlined in the Informed and Involved Public chapter of Opportunities for Action.

Organizational Support

These grants support projects that will support increased organizational capacity and long-term effectiveness of watershed organizations working to implement elements of Opportunities for Action.

ONGOING GRANTS

Educator Mini-grants (up to $1,ooo)

These mini-grants provide educators with funds to buy materials for their classroom that will aid in teaching students about Lake Champlain Basin issues. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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


Watershed Association Professional Development Mini-Grants (up to $500/year)

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.

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

PROJECT REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS

Artist in Residence Request for Pre-proposals

The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) is requesting pre-proposals for Artist-in-Residence (AiR) programs in the Lake Champlain Basin in 2023 and 2024. This opportunity will support development of sustainable Artist-in-Residence programs that will recruit artists to obtain and use scientific data, cultural trends, or historical facts to increase interpretation of natural resources within the Lake Champlain basin. The 2-page pre-proposals are due August 15, 2022.

Download the Request for Pre-proposal


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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