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LCBP Requests 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.
The LCBP currently funds most projects through two general grant categories: Local Implementation Grants and Program Grants.
Local Implementation Grants
Requests for Proposals for Local Implementation Grants are usually released in early fall, with a deadline in late fall and awards announced in early winter. Local grants are awarded in one of several categories: Pollution Prevention and Habitat Conservation, Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention, Education and Outreach, and Organizational Support. The Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership awards local grants through a Request for Pre-proposals process. CVNHP local grants are awarded in the following categories: Local Heritage, Interpretive Theme, Collections, and Internships. Grants for special programs are sometimes awarded as appropriate. Local grants are awarded for up to $50,000, depending on the category.
The LCBP also awards “Enhanced BMP” grants. Like Local Implementation Grants, these awards are available only to non-profit organizations. An RFP for these grants is usually released in late summer. These grants, which support larger-scale projects that reduce water pollution from stormwater runoff, are available in two categories: best management plan construction and project planning and prioritization. Enhanced BMP Grants are awarded for up to $125,000.
Each year, the LCBP funds a number of projects that improve knowledge of the Lake Champlain Basin and inform management of its natural and cultural resources. These projects help to achieve the goals of Opportunities for Action and provide critical information to other research and management partners who are working to improve the health of the lake. The bulk of scientific research and implementation projects, as well as Heritage Program grants, are now identified and funded through a pre-proposal process that begins in the fall. RFPs for additional projects, including education and outreach, are released periodically throughout the year.
The table below contains a tentative schedule of grant release and due dates.
(details for each RFP can be found below)
|Local Implementation Grants||Release Date||Due Date|
|Program Grants||Release Date||Due Date|
|Public Awareness Survey||February 18, 2020||March 30, 2020|
Local Implementation Grants are closed at this time.
The Lake Champlain Basin Program and NEIWPCC are pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) to conduct a survey to assess general knowledge, attitude, opinion, and motivation of the public regarding water quality in the Lake Champlain Basin. The successful applicant will propose a project that completes the outputs described in the attached RFP (link below) according to the required project timeline. Up to $120,000 is available to support this project, and it is anticipated that one successful project will be chosen.
Electronic versions of proposals must be RECEIVED by firstname.lastname@example.org no later than: March 30, 2020.
Late, incomplete, or non-electronic proposals will not be considered.
Successful applicants will be notified in April 2020. Although LCBP reserves the right to make no awards, we anticipate granting one award from this RFP.
Request for Proposal (MS Word)