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					                                                                                   Conservation Targets




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Wetlands (unspecified)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wetlands (coastal)
                                                                                                          Climate Change




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Land Protection
                                                                                                                           Dam Removal




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rare Species
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Partnerships




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Stewardship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Restoration
                                                                                                                                                                                          Freshwater
                                                                                                                                         Education




                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Invasives
                                                                                                                                                                    Fisheries




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Planning
                                                                                                                                                                                Forests




                                                                                                                                                                                                       Habitat




                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Marine




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Rivers
                                                                                                                                                     Farms

                                                                                                                                                             Fire
FEDERAL GRANT PROGRAMS
                                                            Details       Chart
DOI Fish & Wildlife Service

FISH PASSAGE PROGRAM (FPP)                                                                                                    X                                       X                                                                                                                                         X

HABITAT CONSERVATION PLANNING ASSISTANCE (HCP)                                                                                                                                                           X                                             X                             X

HABITAT CONSERVATION PLAN (HCP) LAND ACQUISITION                                                                                                                                                         X                                             X            X                X

LANDOWNER INCENTIVE PROGRAM (LIP)                                                                                                                             X                                          X                                                                           X              X                      X

MULTI-STATE CONSERVATION GRANT PROGRAM (MSC)                                                                  X                                                       X                                  X                               X             X

NATIONAL COASTAL WETLANDS CONSERVATION GRANTS (CWC)                                                                                                                                                                                                                 X                               X                                      X

NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM CHALLENGE COST SHARE                                                                                                                                                                                     X                                                          X                      X

NORTH AMERICAN WETLANDS CONSERVATION (NAWCA)                                                                                                                                                                                                                        X                               X                                                            X

PARTNERS FOR FISH AND WILDLIFE PROGRAM (Partners)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    X              X                      X

PRIVATE STEWARDSHIP GRANT PROGRAM (PSG)                                                                                                                                                                            X                                                                                X                      X

RECOVERY LAND ACQUISITION (RLA)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     X                X

DOC National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

ANADROMOUS FISH CONSERVATION ACT PROGRAM (AFCA)                                                                                                                       X                                                                                X                                                        X

ATLANTIC SALMON CONSERVATION (ASC)                                                                                            X                                       X                                                                                                                             X           X

COASTAL AND ESTUARINE LAND CONSERVATION PROGRAM (CELCP)                                                                                                                                                                                                             X                                                                      X

COMMUNITY-BASED RESTORATION PROGRAM (CRP)                                                                                                                             X                                  X                    X                                                                     X

CRP - AMERICAN RIVERS (CRP-AR)                                                                                                X                                       X                                                                                                                             X           X

CRP - FISH AMERICA FOUNDATION (CRP-FAF)                                                                                                                               X                                  X                                                                                          X

CRP - GULF OF MAINE COUNCIL ON THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT (CRP-GOM)                                                                                                       X                                  X                    X                                                                     X

CRP - NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of COUNTIES (CRP-NACo)                                                                             X            X                          X                                                                                                                             X                                      X

CRP - THE NATURE CONSERVANCY (CRP-TNC)                                                                                                                                X                                  X                    X          X                                                          X

CRP - ASSOCIATION OF NATIONAL ESTUARIES PROGRAMS (CRP-NEP)                                                                                 X                          X                                                       X                                                                     X           X                                                X

OPEN RIVERS INITIATIVE (ORI)                                                                                                  X                                       X                                                                                                                                         X

USDA Forest Service

FOREST LAND ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (FLEP)                                                                                                                                            X                                                                                                                                        X

FOREST LEGACY PROGRAM (FL)                                                                                                                                                        X                                                                                 X                                                      X

STATE FIRE ASSISTANCE - HAZARDOUS FUEL MITIGATION (SFA)                                                                                                       X                   X                                                                    X                                            X

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

CONSERVATION INNOVATION GRANTS (CIG)                                                                                                                                              X         X            X

CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM (CSP)                                                                                                                X                           X                                                                                                                                        X

ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY INCENTIVES PROGRAM (EQIP)                                                                                                       X                           X

FARM AND RANCH LANDS PROTECTION PROGRAM (FRPP)                                                                                                        X                                                                                                             X

GRASSLAND RESERVE PROGRAM (GRP)                                                                                                                       X                                                                                                             X                               X

WETLANDS RESERVE PROGRAM (WRP)                                                                                                                        X                                                                                                             X                               X                                                            X

WILDLIFE HABITAT INCENTIVE PROGRAM (WHIP)                                                                                                                     X                                          X                                                                           X                                     X

DHS Federal Emergency Management Agency

PRE-DISASTER MITIGATION PROGRAM (PDM)                                                                         X                                                                                                                                        X            X                               X

DOD Army Corps of Engineers

ESTUARY HABITAT RESTORATION PROGRAM (EHR)                                                                                     X                                                                                                                                                                     X           X                          X

US Environmental Protection Agency

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM (Education)                                                                                          X

WETLAND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT GRANTS (WPD)                                                                                                                                                                                                               X                                            X                                                            X

National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

ACRES FOR AMERICA                                                                                                                                                                                        X                                                          X

BRING BACK THE NATIVES                                                                                                                                                                      X            X                                                                                          X           X

FIVE STAR RESTORATION PROGRAM                                                                                                              X                                                X                                            X                                                          X           X                          X                     X

KEYSTONES (BOG TURTLE)                                                                                                                                                                                   X                                             X                             X              X

KEYSTONES (MARINE & COASTAL)                                                                                  X                                                       X                                                       X                                                                                                            X

Massachusetts Grant Programs

AGRICULTURAL PRESEVATION RESTRICTION PROGRAM (APR)                                                                                                    X                                                                                                             X

CONSERVATION PARTNERSHIP GRANTS (CPG)                                                                                                                                                                                                                               X

DRINKING WATER SUPPLY PROTECTION PROGRAM (DEP)                                                                                                                                              X                                                                       X

LANDOWNER INCENTIVE PROGRAM (LIP)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    X              X                      X

LAND ACQUISITION FOR NATURAL DIVERSITY (LAND)                                                                                                                                                                                                                       X

MASSACHUSETTS ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST (MET)                                                                                                    X                                                X                                 X                                                                                 X

PARTNERSHIPS MATCHING FUNDS PROGRAM (DCR)                                                                                                                                                                                     X                                                                                            X

TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (TE)                                                                                                                                                                  X                                             X            X

WETLAND RESTORATION GRANTS (WR)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     X                                      X


The descriptions of the federal programs in this database were derived from the Catalog
of Federal Domestic Assistance (www.cfda.gov) and the web sites of the individual
agencies. The source of the Massachusetts programs was the Executive Office of
Energy and Environmental Affairs (www.mass.gov/eea). The developer of this
spreadsheet is not responsible for the completeness or accuracy of its contents. For the
latest details, please see www.grants.gov and www.comm-pass.com, for federal and
      grant programs respectively. Produced in 2008 by The the US Conservancy and
stateKey sources: Conservation Capital by TWS, 4/04; CFDA by Nature GSA, 1/04; Conservation Grant and Partnership Programs Summary by TNC, 7/03; Basics of the Budget Process by the US House Budget
updated in 2010.                                                                             Comm. maj., 2/01
                                                                                     Conservation Targets




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Wetlands (unspecified)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wetlands (coastal)
                                                                                                            Climate Change




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Land Protection
The descriptions of the federal programs in this database were derived from the Catalog




                                                                                                                               Dam Removal




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rare Species
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Partnerships




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Stewardship
of Federal Domestic Assistance (www.cfda.gov) and the web sites of the individual




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Restoration
                                                                                                                                                                                              Freshwater
                                                                                                                                             Education




                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Invasives
agencies. The source of the Massachusetts programs was the Executive Office of




                                                                                                                                                                        Fisheries




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Planning
                                                                                                                                                                                    Forests




                                                                                                                                                                                                           Habitat




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Marine
Energy and Environmental Affairs (www.mass.gov/eea). The developer of this




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Rivers
                                                                                                                                                         Farms

                                                                                                                                                                 Fire
spreadsheet is not responsible for the completeness or accuracy of its contents. For the
FEDERAL GRANT PROGRAMS
latest details, please see www.grants.gov and www.comm-pass.com, for federal and
                                                              Details       Chart
state grant programs respectively. Produced in 2008 by The Nature Conservancy and
DOI Fish & Wildlife Service
updated in 2010.




    Key sources: Conservation Capital by TWS, 4/04; CFDA by the US GSA, 1/04; Conservation Grant and Partnership Programs Summary by TNC, 7/03; Basics of the Budget Process by the US House Budget
                                                                                                                             Comm. maj., 2/01
WETLANDS RESTORATION GRANTS FOR PRIORITY PROJECTS

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AGENCY
MA Department of Fish & Game, Division of Ecological Restoration, Wetland Restoration Program

PROGRAM DETAILS
* Funding for actual execution of wetland restoration construction and construction-related activities and pre- or post-
construction monitoring of wetland restoration sites.
 s Grants to non-profits, towns, educational institutions, watershed associations, regional planning authorities, and schools.
 s Only designated "Priority Projects" will be considered.
 s A 25% non-state match is required.
* Grant awards range from $10,000 to $55,000



EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
* The Town of Plymouth received $20,000 to help restore the headwaters and wetlands along the Eel River. This
project comprises seven adjacent cranberry bogs owned by the town and voluntarily taken out of agricultural
production. The project goal is to restore the former bogs back to a healthy, self-sustaining aquatic system with
natural river, wetland, and riparian habitats, including a historic anadromous fish run.

CONTACTS
Hunt Durey, MA DFG, Division of Ecological Restoration, 251 Causeway Street, Boston, MA 02114
617.626.1245
hunt.durey@state.ma.us

CATALOG NUMBER
Not applicable

DEADLINE INFORMATION
Proposal due 2/8/2008
ATLANTIC SALMON CONSERVATION GRANTS

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AGENCY
DOC, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

PROGRAM DETAILS
 s Funding and technical assistance for habitat restoration, riverine connectivity and function for the benefit of Atlantic
 salmon within their current and historical range in New England. Funded projects have strong on-the-ground habitat
 restoration or protection components that lead to long-term ecological habitat improvements for Atlantic salmon.
* Awards range from $30,000 to $500,000
* Estimated total FY09 funding: $2.5 million

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS



CONTACTS
Craig Woolcott, (Craig.Woolcott@noaa.gov) at 301-713-0174

CATALOG NUMBER
11.463

DEADLINE INFORMATION
FY 2010: funding status uncertain
WETLANDS PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

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AGENCY
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

PROGRAM DETAILS
s Requires 25% share of total cost
s The purpose is to enable local/state/tribal governments to develop comprehensive wetland plans.
s The total amount of funding available FY08 is approximately $1,764,000.
s Awards range from $25,000 to $300,000
s Non-profits are ineligible to receive WPD grants, must partner with governmental body or tribe.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
The Urban Ecology Institute, Inc. received $97,800 to build environmental education capacity in urban areas

CONTACTS
Jeanne Voorhees
US EPA Region 1,
1 Congress Street, MC CSP, Suite 100,
Boston, MA, 02114
Phone: 617-918-1686 Email: voorhees.jeanne@epa.gov

CATALOG NUMBER
66.462

DEADLINE INFORMATION
FY 2008: September 8, 2008
AGRICULTURAL PRESERVATION RESTRICTION PROGRAM

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AGENCY
MA Department of Agricultural Resources

PROGRAM DETAILS
s Program purchases development rights on farmland
s Program offers farmers the difference between the "fair market value" and the "fair market agricultural value" in exchange
for a permanent deed restriction
s Awards only available to farm owners

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
Numerous successful APR projects across Massachustts

CONTACTS
Contact: Ron Hall, Department of Agricultural Resources, 101 University Drive, Suite C4, Amherst, MA 01002
413.548.1904
ronald.halll@state.ma.us

CATALOG NUMBER
Not applicable

DEADLINE INFORMATION
rolling
MASSACHUSETTS ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST

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AGENCY
MA Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs (EEA), Division of Conservation Services

PROGRAM DETAILS
 s Grants to non-profits, towns, educational institutions, watershed associations for: 1) Water's Role in Ecosystem Health,
 and 2) Human Health and the Environment
 s Trust is funded through the sale of "whale tail" license plates
 s Main focus is on clean water and associated ecosystems
* Grant awards range from $5,000 to $60,000

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
* The New England Wild Flower Society - $19,500 To train volunteers to identify and monitor invasive plant
species in wetlands, survey the wetlands, identify the areas most critical to wetland health and biodiversity, and
devise a strategy for invasive plants.
* National Park Service, Cape Cod National Seashore - $10,000 To support the survey of rare Lepidoptera that
may be affected by proposed tidal restoration of Wellfleet's' Herring River and Truro's East Harbor Estuaries.


CONTACTS
Bill Hinkley, Massachuestts Environmental Trust, 100 Cambridge Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02114
617.626.1045
william.hinkley@state.ma.us

CATALOG NUMBER
Not applicable

DEADLINE INFORMATION
Letter of Inquiry due October 16, 2009; Proposals due March 2010
CONSERVATION PARTNERSHIP GRANTS

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AGENCY
MA Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs (EEA), Division of Conservation Services

PROGRAM DETAILS
s Grants for to assist qualified 501(c)(3) land trusts with land and acquisition costs
s Grants fund purchase of fee or CR interest in land, or costs related to donations of land
s Maximum award $85,000 and cannot exceed 50% of the total project costs
s See www.comm-pass.com for request for responses

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
Protection of Dorothy Freitas land in Middleborough involving TNC, Town of Middleborough, & Wildlands Trust

CONTACTS
Contact: Celia Reichel, EEA Division of Conservation Services, 100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114
617.626.1187
celia.reichel@state.ma.us

CATALOG NUMBER
Not applicable

DEADLINE INFORMATION
FY 2010: July 13, 2009; March 1, 2010
DCS LAND

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AGENCY
MA Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs (EEA), Division of Conservation Services

PROGRAM DETAILS
s The state matching grants program provides funds to towns for planning, developing, and acquiring land and water areas
for local parks and recreational areas.
s Reimbursement rates vary from 52% to 70% depending on the town.
s LAND stands for Local Acquisitions for Natural Diversity (formerly known as Self-Help).

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
Virtually every municipality has received LAND funding since its inception in 1961.

CONTACTS
Celia Riechel, Division of Conservation Services, 100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114
617.626.1187
celia.riechel@state.ma.us

CATALOG NUMBER
N/A

DEADLINE INFORMATION
FY 2010: July 15, 2009; RFR for FY11 to be announced in April 2010
PARTNERSHIPS MATCHING GRANTS PROGRAM (DCR)

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AGENCY
MA Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs (EEA), Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)

PROGRAM DETAILS
s DCR will consider applications that will provide a match of non-state funds for capital projects at the agency’s parks.
s DCR will allocate $1.5 million in FY09 in matching funds for capital projects proposed and partly funded by applicants and
approved by agency officials.
s Projects may take longer than one fiscal year to plan and complete.
s Partnerships Matching Funds Program provides a dollar-for-dollar match for private, non-state funding partners for capital
projects.
s DCR will consider a 2:1 match on contributions of up to and including $25,000.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
A preservation consultant was hired to prepare the National Register nomination for Wachusett Mountain in Princeton and
Westminster.

CONTACTS
Contact Ethel Stafford, MA Departement of Conservation & Recreation, 251 Causeway Street, Boston, MA 02114, 617-626-
4917, ethel.stafford@state.ma.us

CATALOG NUMBER
N/A

DEADLINE INFORMATION
FY 2008: October 17, 2008
TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (MassDOT)
NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT CLEARINGHOUSE (FHA)

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AGENCY
Massachusetts Highway Department

PROGRAM DETAILS
s Federal transportion legislation includes funding for enhancements that MHD administers.
s Enhancements can include: acquisition of scenic easements along roadways, landscaping, rail-trails, study and
implementation of projects to reduce wildlife mortality/increase connectivity, etc.
s MA received over $13 million for TE from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
s Potential applicants should consult their regional planning authority.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
Merrimack River Estuary Study in Newburyport

CONTACTS
Jim Cope, TE Program Coordinator
Bureau of Transportation Planning & Dev.
MassHighways
10 Park Plaza Room 4150 Boston, MA 02116-3973
Tel: (617) 973-7043 Fax: 617-973-8035
james.cope@eot.state.ma.us

CATALOG NUMBER
N/A

DEADLINE INFORMATION
Consult your regional planning authority
DEP WATER SUPPLY PROTECTION

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AGENCY
MA Department of Environmental Protection

PROGRAM DETAILS
s Grants for water supply protection, wetlands, habitat
s Grants go to cities, towns, water authorities
s Grants fund purchase of fee or CR interest in land
s Maximum award $500,000 with 50% match



EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
Protection of Ed Parks land in Middleborough involving TNC, Town of Middleborough, & City of New Bedford

CONTACTS
Contact: Melissa Cryan, 617/626-1151, Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs, 100 Cambridge Street, Boston,
MA
Catherine Hamilton, 617/556-1070, MassDEP, One Winter Street, Boston, MA



CATALOG NUMBER
Not applicable

DEADLINE INFORMATION
FY 2010: Sept. 11, 2009
CONSERVATION INNOVATION GRANTS

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AGENCY
USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service

PROGRAM DETAILS
s Grants should stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies, esp. in
the National Natural Resources Concerns Category which includes: Water Resources, Forest Health, and Wildlife Habitat.
s Grant term can run from 1 to 3 years in duration.
s Over $20 million in CIG funds are available in FY09.
s Eligible applicants include government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and individuals.
s CIG projects are expected to lead to the transfer of conservation technologies, management systems, and innovative
approaches (such as market-based systems) into NRCS technical manuals, guides, and references or to the private sector.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
None known.

CONTACTS
Gregorio Cruz, National CIG Program Manager, USDA-NRCS, PO Box 2890, Room 5239-S, Washington, D.C. 20013-2890,
(202) 720-2335, gregorio.cruz@wdc.usda.gov
Christine Clark, NRCS, 251 West Street, Ameherst, MA 01002-2995, (413) 253-4351, christine.clark@ma.usda.gov

CATALOG NUMBER
10.912

DEADLINE INFORMATION
FY10: TBD
STATE FIRE ASSISTANCE

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AGENCY
USDA, Forest Service

PROGRAM DETAILS
s Grants include assistance to local fire agencies, community-based wildfire hazard mitigation efforts, fire plan development, and fire adapted
ecosystem restoration.
s Requres 50% share of total cost
s Funds are given directly to state forest fire protection organizations to enhance the firefighting capacity of state, local, and rural
organizations.
s Funds maybe passed to organizations approved by the state to conduct special projects.
s Grant award amounts typically range from $??

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
MAFO received $430,000 from SFA over five years for fire management.

CONTACTS




CATALOG NUMBER
unknown (probably several)

DEADLINE INFORMATION
FOREST LAND ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM

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AGENCY
USDA, Forest Service - DISCONTINUED??

PROGRAM DETAILS
s Incentive program for private, non-industrial forest landowners
s Purpose is to help private landowners implement sustainable forestry objectives
s Practices eligible for cost sharing include, developing forest stewardship plans, reforesting or creating forestlands, improving forest stands,
agroforestry, improving water quality and protecting watersheds, protecting fish and wildlife habitat, protecting forest health, controlling
invasive species, reducing risk from catastrophic wildfires, restoring lands damaged by wildfires and windstorms, and other special practices
as defined by a Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
Fuels treatment thinning on 103 acres of Nebraska forest.

CONTACTS
Chief Forester, Deparment of Conservation and Recreation, 251 Causeway Street, Boston, MA 02114, (617) 626-1137,
james.dimaio@state.ma.us

CATALOG NUMBER
10.677

DEADLINE INFORMATION
unknown
USDA FOREST LEGACY PROGRAM
DCR FOREST LEGACY PROGRAM

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AGENCY
USDA, Forest Service and MA DCR

PROGRAM DETAILS
s Voluntry program that protects Forest Legacy Areas identified by each state's Assessment of Need. Program encourages and supports
both fee acquistion and easement on privately owned forestlands.
s Priority is given to lands that have scenic or recreational values, riparian areas, fish and wildlife and ecological values.
s Projects are funded through congressional earmarks, but should begin with State Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee.
s Proposals reviewed by region.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
The Massachusetts Chapter purchased 880 acres of unprotected forest with the help of $1,000,000 in Forest Legacy funds in BTL, providing
critical habitat for black bear, bobcat, fisher, and migratory songbirds, and sustaining a maturing forest of mixed northern hardwoods,
hemlock, and white pine.


CONTACTS
Deirdre Raimo, USDA Forest Service, PO Box 640, 271 Mast Road, Durham, NH 03824
Mike Fleming, Forest Legacy Program, Department of Conservation & Recreation, PO Box 155, Clinton, MA 01510, 978-368-0126

CATALOG NUMBER
10.676

DEADLINE INFORMATION
FY 2011: September 16, 2009
PRE-DISASTER MITIGATION PROGRAM (FEMA)
PRE-DISASTER MITIGATION PROGRAM (MEMA)

Also see:
Massachusetts Hazard Mitigation Plan

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AGENCY
Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

PROGRAM DETAILS
s Administered jointly in MA by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Department of
Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
s Funds available to States, territories, Indian Tribal governments and communities for hazard mitigation planning and the
implementation of mitigation projects prior to a disaster event.
s Estimated total project funding in 2009: $100,000,000; Award ceiling $3,000,000
s Applicants must have a locally adopted and FEMA-approved Local Natural Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (in accordance
with 44 Code of Federal Regulations Part 201) by the FEMA application deadline

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
Canton, ME received over $2 million to remove structures from the Androscoggin River floodplain
Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe received $31,050 to prepare a pre-disaster mitigation plan
Martha's Vineyard Commission received $30,000 to prepare a pre-disaster mitigation plan in 2005

CONTACTS
Scott MacLeod, Hazard Mitigation Grants Manager, MEMA, 400 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01702, 508.820.1445,
scott.macleod@state.ma.us
Richard Zingarelli, State Hazard Mitigation Officier, NFIP Coordinator, DCR, 251 Causeway Street, Boston, MA 02114,
617.626.1406, richard.zingarelli@state.ma.us

CATALOG NUMBER
97.017

DEADLINE INFORMATION
FY 2010: July 27, 2009 for pre-applications to state; final proposals due October 30, 2009
FOREST STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM

AGENCY
USDA, Forest Service       Still active?

PROGRAM DETAILS
s Cost sharing is encouraged, but not required
s The purpose is to promote long-term active management of non-federal forest land
s Offers financial and technical assistance, for the purpose of developing stewardship plans for private owners

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
Landowner assistance

CONTACTS
Karl R. Dalla Rosa, Forest Stewardship Program Manager, Forest Service, State/Private/Cooperative Forestry, PO Box 96090, Washington,
DC 20090-6090, (202) 205-6206
Mark Buccowich, USDA Forest Service Northeastern Area, 11 Campus Boulevard, Suite 200, Newtown Square, PA 19073

CATALOG NUMBER
10.678

DEADLINE INFORMATION
Rolling
NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM CHALLENGE COST SHARE
CHALLENGE COST SHARE (CFDA)

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AGENCY
DOI, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

PROGRAM DETAILS
s To encourage partnerships with individuals and organizations to support the mission of the Service to protect wildlife.
s Projects can be on or off Service lands.
s Requires at least 50% share of total cost.
s Cost share range per project = $300 to $25,000. Average cost per project = $7,800.
s Requests for proposals are issued by Regional and Refuge offices.
s This is a component of Challenge Cost Share, part of the Inter-Agency Cooperative Conservation Initiative.



EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS



CONTACTS
Assistant Director, NWR System, 4401 North Fairfax Dr, Suite 670, Arlington, VA 22203, (703) 358-1744
Regional Director, USFWS Region 5, 300 Westgate Center Dr, Hadley, MA 01035, (413) 253-8300
Kim Halpern, USFWS Service Region 5, 300 Westgate Center Dr, Hadley, MA 01035, (413) 253-8295

CATALOG NUMBER
15.642

DEADLINE INFORMATION
usually December
NATIONAL COASTAL WETLANDS CONSERVATION GRANTS

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AGENCY
DOI, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

PROGRAM DETAILS
s Grants are for acquisition, restoration, management or enhancement of coastal wetlands. Projects are selected competitively and should
be consistent with the National Wetlands Priority Conservation Plan, located in states with dedicated funding to protect coastal areas, located
in maritime forests on coastal barrier islands, benefit threatened and endangered species, encourage cooperative efforts, and benefit other
ongoing projects.
s Grants from USFWS to states, not directly to NGOs. But TNC can and does partner with state.
s Cost share is typically 75% federa/25% state.
s Grants range from $200,000 (although there's no minimum) to $1M (the maximum grant allowed).
s Between $12-17M in grants are awarded annually through a nationwide competitive process. Funding comes from excise taxes on fishing
equipment and motorboat and small engine fuels.
s In general, application information gets distributed to states in April and deadlines are in June

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
DCR, in partnership with TNC, the Barnstable Land Trust, and the Town of Barnstable, received a $520,000 in grants toward a $772,000
project in FY05. The state contributed $97,000, and partners $155,000. These monies are to protect Sandy Neck in Barnstable County on
Cape Cod.

CONTACTS
Dan Leahy, USFWS Region 5, Division of Federal Assistance, 300 Westgate Center Dr, Hadley, MA 01035, (413) 253-8508

CATALOG NUMBER
15.614

DEADLINE INFORMATION
FY 2010: June 25, 2010
RECOVERY LAND ACQUISITION
HABITAT CONSERVATION PLAN ASSISTANCE
HABITAT CONSERVATION PLAN LAND ACQUISITION

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AGENCY
DOI, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

PROGRAM DETAILS
s These three grant programs are funded through the Cooperative Endangered Species Fund and authorized by Section 6 of the
Endangered Species Act. Congress is expected to appropriate $100 million for the Fund in FY2010.
s All three programs require a 25% nonfederal match of estimated project cost; or 10% for multi-state joint projects.
s State agencies are eligible applicants, but can work with partners and may sub-grant..
s A Habitat Conservation Plan is an agreement that allows a landowner to incidentally "take" a listed species if the landowner agrees to
conservation measures that mitigate that taking. A HCP may also be developed by a state or county to cover activities of all landowners
within their jurisdiction and may address multiple species. There are nearly 360 HCPs in effect.
s Recovery Land Acquisition Grants provide funds to states to acquire federally listed species habitat in support of approved HCPs. RLA
grants cannot be used towards land acquisitions associated with HCPs. Competition is regional.
s Habitat Conservation Planning Assistance provides support to pay for surveys, inventories, document preparation, outreach and other
planning activities for HCPs. Competition is national.
s Habitat Conservation Plan Land Acquisition Program provides grants for land acquisitions that complement approved HCPs. Designed to
protect federally listed species, proposed and candidate species, and unlisted species proposed to be covered by the HCP. Approved HCPs
range from single-owner accords to nationwide, multi-species plans. Competition is national.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
A $500,000 RLA went toward protecting the Machias River in Maine. This grant helped protect over 47 miles of lakeshore and 13 miles of
stream frontage. Atlantic Salmon and Bald Eagles will be protected.

CONTACTS
Chief, Endangered Species Division of Consultation, HCP/Recovery/State Grants, USFWS,1849 C St, NW (MS-420 ARLSQ), Washington,
DC 20240, (703) 358-2171
Assistant Regional Director, USFWS Region 5, 300 Westgate Center Dr, Hadley, MA 01035-9589, (413) 253-8200

CATALOG NUMBER
15.615

DEADLINE INFORMATION
FY 2004:August 19, 2009
FY2010: May 5, 2004
PRIVATE STEWARDSHIP GRANTS PROGRAM

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AGENCY
DOI, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service   -   DISCONTINUED IN 2007??

PROGRAM DETAILS
s Provides financial assistance for conservation projects on private lands.
s Projects may include managing nonnative, competing species; implementing measures to minimize risk from disease; restoring streams
that support imperiled species; or planting native vegetation to restore a rare plant community. benefit at-risk species, but is not for land
acquisition.
s Grants available to private landowners and nonprofit partners.
s Competition is regional.
s Only voluntary conservation efforts on private lands receive funding. Project benefits must include species listed, proposed, or candidate
for listing, or other at risk, native species.
s Cost share must be at least 10% of total project cost. Share may be met by in-kind contributions (e.g., time, equipment, materials,
operations, or maintenance costs).

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
In 2004, the Massachusetts Chapter was awarded $31, 361 to restore habitat at multiple sites for rare species to promote the expansion of
bird and invertebrate populations on the Islands.
In 2004, the Connecticut Chapter was awarded $66,343 to control invasive at two separate wetland areas.

CONTACTS
Chief, Endangered Species Division of Consultation, HCP/Recovery/State Grants, USFWS, 1849 C St, NW, Washington, DC 20240, (703)
358-2171
Diane Lynch, USFWS Region 5, 300 Westgate Center Dr, Hadley, MA 01035-9589, (413) 253-8628

CATALOG NUMBER
15.632

DEADLINE INFORMATION
Proposals are usually accepted between December and February
FISH PASSAGE PROGRAM

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AGENCY
DOI, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

PROGRAM DETAILS
s A voluntary, nonregulatory program that provides funding and technical assistance toward removing or bypassing barriers to fish
movement. A project can be any activity that directly improves the ability of fish or other aquatic species to move by reconnecting habitat that
has been fragmented by barriers.
s A typical project may include removing barriers to fish migration, e.g., dams and culverts.
s This grant program applies to both inland and coastal fisheries, and resident as well as diadromous fish.
s Provides up to $50,000 toward on the ground (actually construction) costs of fish passage facilities.
s No official match is required, but a 50% (can be in kind services, etc.) is encouraged.
s This is a component of Fish and Wildlife Management Assistance, of which approximately $10M is expected in FY2010 with a $900,000
ceiling on award amounts.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
From 1999-2002, the Northeast Region, in cooperation with 38 partners, implemented 11 projects by removing dams, and designing or
building fishways.

CONTACTS
Jan Rowan, Fish Passage Coordinator, USFWS Region 5, 300 Westgate Center Dr, Hadley, MA 01035-9589, (413) 253-8661,
Jan_Rowan@fws.gov

CATALOG NUMBER
15.608

DEADLINE INFORMATION
FY2010: Applications due 10/1/2010
MULTI-STATE CONSERVATION GRANT PROGRAM (USFWS)
MULTI-STATE CONSERVATION GRANT PROGRAM (AFWA)

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AGENCY
DOI, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; co-administered with the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies

PROGRAM DETAILS
s MSCGP was established by the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs Improvement Act of 2000.
s MSCGP provides $6 million annually for sport fish and wildlife projects that benefit the state fish and wildlife agencies.
s Each year, different priorities for the grant program are established by AFWA members. See the AFWA website for this
year's priorities.
s USFWS, state agencies, or NGOs may apply for funds.
s Projects must benefit sport fish, wild birds, and/or wild mammals; and must benefit at least 26 states, a majority of states
in a USFWS region, or Regional Associations.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
None known.

CONTACTS
Christina Zarrella, MSCGP Coordinator, AFWA, 444 North Capital Street, NW, Suite 725, Washington, DC 20016, 202-624-
7890, czarrella@fishwildlife.org

CATALOG NUMBER
15.628

DEADLINE INFORMATION
FY 2011: Letter of Intent, April 2010; Full Proposal, July 2010
LANDOWNER INCENTIVE PROGRAM (USFWS)
LANDOWNER INCENTIVE PROGRAM (MassWildlife)

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AGENCY
DOI, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

PROGRAM DETAILS
s LIP is authorized by the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act and administered in MA by MassWildlife.
s Requires 25% share of total cost

s LIP is designed to support state landowner incentive programs that protect and restore habitats on private lands, to benefit federally listed,
proposed or candidate species, and to provide technical and financial assistance to private landowners for habitat protection and restoration.

s State agencies apply for funds and others can partner with them.
s The USFWS awards grants to states. Teir-1 grant proposals must meet minimum eligibility requirements. Tier-2 grants will be awarded
based on specific criteria and after a national competition. Tier-1 grants are capped at $180,000 for state fish and wildlife agencies. Tier-2
grants are intended to place a priority on programs that assist private landowners on private lands and to fund the expansion of existing state
landowner incentive programs or those created under Tier-1 grants.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
Massachusetts was awarded $50K in Tier-I, and $150K in Tier-2 in FY05.

CONTACTS
Colleen Sculley, Regional Director of Federal Aid, USFWS, 300 Westgate Center Dr, Hadley, MA 01035, (413) 253-8509.
Tracy Grazia, Landowner Incentive Program Coordinator, MassWildlife, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA 01581, 508-389-6387,
tracy.grazia@state.ma.us

CATALOG NUMBER
15.633

DEADLINE INFORMATION
FY 2011: no LIP funding available
NORTH AMERICAN WETLANDS CONSERVATION ACT STANDARD GRANTS

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AGENCY
DOI, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

PROGRAM DETAILS
s The North American Wetlands Conservation Act supports the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, an international agreement
designed to protect wetlands and increase migratory bird populations.
s Projects receive a score and are reviewed by the North American Wetlands Conservation Council and recommended to the Migratory Bird
Conservation Commission.
s The Nature Conservancy, as an Atlantic Coast Joint Venture Partner (CFDA #15.637), may influence this program's activities.
s Grants available to nonprofits and individuals.
s Standard Grants are to acquire, restore, and/or enhance wetlands through fee or easement. Awards range from $75,001 to $1M.
s Small Grants support similar activities to encourage new partnerships but are capped at $75,000.
s Non-federal match must be 1:1. But more than 50% is strongly encouraged if projects are to be competitive.
s Contact Joint Ventures Coordinator, Andrew Milliken (See "contacts" below). For information on the Atlantic Joint Venture, see
http://birdhabitat.fws.gov/NAWMP/jv.htm
s $52.9 million was appropriated in FY08. (Additional funding comes from fees, fines, penalties, and forfeitures under other federal laws.)


EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
TNC and partners receive approximately 1/3 of annual pot (or $10M annually) for 10-15 projects. In NH TNC received $511,000 to acquire the
Great Bay Estuary. The CT River Northern Valley Conservation Project protected 82,829 acres with a $914,000 grant.
Between 1990-2004, over 2,000 partners have been involved in over 1,000 NAWCA projects. More than $605 million has been invested; total
partner contributions are over $1.7 billion.

CONTACTS
Andrew Milliken, Atlantic Coast Joint Venture Coordinator, US Fish and Wildlife Service Region 5, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, MA
01035, (413) 253-8269.

CATALOG NUMBER
15.623

DEADLINE INFORMATION
FY 2011: March 5 and July 30, 2010 for Standard Grants; October 28, 2010 for Small Grants
PARTNERS FOR FISH AND WILDLIFE PROGRAM

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AGENCY
DOI, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

PROGRAM DETAILS
s Partners is a voluntary program that helps landowners restore habitats on private land through voluntary cooperative agreements to
improve the condition of fish and wildlife habitat for Federal Trust species.
s Priorities are to restore degraded wetlands, native grasslands, streams, riparian areas, and other habitats to close to natural conditions.

s Landowners sign an agreement to retain the restoration projects for the life of the agreement, which usually lasts at least 10 years.
s Award ceiling is $25,000 and is based on projected benefits and project cost. $60 million (est.) available in FY10.
s Regional competition, requires 50% cost share.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
The MA Chapter received funds for calcareous wetland habitat restoration for the bog turtle; sandplains grasslands restoration on Islands
to restore Sandplain Gerardia, and for fire management of calcareous fen and sandplain grassland communities.

CONTACTS
Chief, Branch of Habitat Restoration, USFWS, 4401 North Fairfax Dr, Room 400, Arlington, VA 22203 (703) 358-2201
Steve Hill, Regional Partners for Fish and Wildlife Coordinator, USFWS Region 5, 300 Westgate Center D, Hadley, MA 01035 (413) 253-
8614

CATALOG NUMBER
15.631

DEADLINE INFORMATION
Rolling
FEDERAL LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND
STATE LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND

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AGENCY
DOI, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

PROGRAM DETAILS
s LCWF has a federal and a state portion. The federal portion must be spent within designated federal boundaries for fee
simple acquisition and conservation easements. The state matching grants program provides funds to states for planning,
developing, and acquiring land and water areas for state and local parks and recreational areas.
s Federal portion is main source of land acquisition funds for NPS, USFWS, BLM and FS.



EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
The ME Chapter received funding for acquisition of land on the west branch of Penobscot in northwestern ME.

CONTACTS
Celia Riechel, EEA Division of Conservation Services, 100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA
ceilia.riechel@state.ma.us
617.626.1187


CATALOG NUMBER
15.916

DEADLINE INFORMATION
Rolling
ANADROMOUS FISH CONSERVATION ACT PROGRAM

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AGENCY
DOC, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; DOI, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - DISCONTINUED??

PROGRAM DETAILS
s Funds can be sued for spawning area improvement, installment of fish ways, data collection, construction of fish protection devices and
hatcheries, and research to improve management and increase Anadromous fish resources.
s Requires 10-50% share of total cost. If a project supports an interstate Fishery Management Plan, then the federal share may be up to
90%.
s Proposals are reviewed regionally. Chapters may partner with state, but don't apply directly to federal government
s Funds may be used for spawning area improvement, installment of fish ways, data collection, hatchery construction, etc.
s Most grants are $2,000 to $400,000. Average grant is $40,000.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
In the Northeast Region, American shad and river herring research was conducted focusing on fluctuations in age structure and spawning
history to help determine whether the reductions in shad and blueback stocks along the Atlantic coast indicated the existence of a new
fishery, a natural cyclical decrease, a large scale environmental change, or some other phenomenon.


CONTACTS
Harold Mears, Director, State/Federal/Constituent Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Regional Office, One
Blackburn Dr, Gloucester, MA 01930

CATALOG NUMBER
11.405

DEADLINE INFORMATION
Rolling
APPLICATION OF SPATIAL TECHNOLOGY TO COASTAL MANAGEMENT

AGENCY
DOC, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

PROGRAM DETAILS
s Cost share not required
s The purpose is to provide easily accessible spatial data and services to coastal resource management groups
s It offers cooperative agreements
s The agency's role under this program has typically been to develop data and tools, design architectures, and distribute results
s This is a component of The Coastal Services Center, under which about $17.5M was committed in FY03, $27M in FY04, and $30M in
FY05.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
"[I]dentifying the information needed to address the issues; developing partnerships with other members of the coastal management
community; developing, collecting, and synthesizing the information ... and determining how the products should be organized to maximize
usefulness within the coastal management community."


CONTACTS
Hamilton Smillie, NOAA Coastal Services Center, Room 153, 2234 South Hobson Ave, Charleston, SC 29405-2413

CATALOG NUMBER
11.473

DEADLINE INFORMATION
FY 2005: October 1, 2004
COASTAL AND ESTUARINE LAND CONSERVATION PROGRAM (NOAA)
COASTAL AND ESTUARINE LAND CONSERVATION PROGRAM (CZM)

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AGENCY
DOC, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in cooperation with MA Office of Coastal Zone
Management (CZM)
PROGRAM DETAILS
s The purpose is to protect recreation, ecological, historical, and aesthetic values of coastal/estuarine areas
s To be eligible, a project must be located in a coastal or estuarine area included within a state's approved land
conservation plan and must protect areas that have significant conservation, recreation, ecological, historical, or aesthetic
values, or that are threatened by conversion; gives priority to land that can be effectively protected and managed and have
significant ecological value; advances the goals, objectives, or implementation of the state's plan (e.g., public access); and
is consistent with CAM's management program.
s Requires 50% share of total cost
s Can be held in fee or easement, but must be in perpetuity.
s Formerly required a congressional earmark, now a nationally competitive grants program.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
In July 2008 CZM nominated the Great Neck Conservation Partnership Project to NOAA for $2.3 million in possible FY09
CELCP funding. The project would protect up to 260 acres of land along the Wareham shoreline.

CONTACTS
Mr. David Janik, CZM, 251 Causeway Street, Suite 900, Boston, MA 02114-2136, (508) 946-8990, david.janik@state.ma.us

CATALOG NUMBER
11.419

DEADLINE INFORMATION
FY2010: March 24, 2010
NERRS LAND ACQUISITION AND CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM

AGENCY
DOC, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration DELETE?? WBNERR NOT IN PORTFOLIO AREA

PROGRAM DETAILS
s Grants are for land acquisition; development; operation; education; montioting; research; and facilities contruction at National Estuarine
Research Reserves.
s Nonprofits can receive projects grants.
s Requires a 30% match for construction projects and a 50% match for land acquisition projects.
s Grants range from 1 - 50% of total project cost provided by the applicant depending on the type of project. The federal share cannot
exceed $5 million, unless using congressionally-directed funds.
s Massachusetts's National Estuarine Research Reserve is Waqoit Bay
s This is a component of Coastal Zone Management Estuarine Research Reserves, under which about $39,467,000 has been committed in
FY03, $29,669,000 in FY04, and $23,650,000 in FY05.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
Waquoit Bay, MA is a Reserve.

CONTACTS
Steve Drescher, Policy Advisor, (301) 713-0947, steve.j.drescher@noaa.gov
CZM, 251 Causeway St, Suite 800, Boston, MA 02114-2138

CATALOG NUMBER
11.420

DEADLINE INFORMATION
FY 2004: February 13, 2004
FY 2005: February 11, 2005
NOAA COMMUNITY-BASED RESTORATION PROGRAM (CRP)

Also see:
CRP - The Nature Conservancy (CRP-TNC)
CRP - Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment (CRP-GoM)
CRP - American Rivers (CRP-AR)
CRP - FishAmerica Foundation (CRP-FAF)
CRP - National Association of Counties (CRP-NACo)
CRP - National Estuary Program (CRP-NEP)

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AGENCY
DOC, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in conjunction with partner organizations

PROGRAM DETAILS
s The purpose of these programs is to benefit living marine resources, including anadromous fish, through grassroots efforts.
s CRP encourages 50% share of total cost
s Award ceiling for a NOAA-TNC national partnership grant ranges from $25,000 to $85,000.
s The Gulf of Maine program seeks projects in the Gulf watershed, including coastal lands from Cape Cod to Nova Scotia's Cape Sable
s These are components of Habitat Conservation, under which about $30,261,000 was committed in FY03, $43,600,000 in FY04, and $21M
in FY05.
s The next notification of available funding for multi-year, national and regional Habitat Restoration Partnerships is expected to be announced
in the NOAA Omnibus Federal Register Notice in June 2009 for fiscal year 2010-2012 funding.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
In FY 2003, the Community-based Restoration Program awarded over $5.5M that resulted in 113 restoration projects in 20 coastal states
through direct funding and partnership sub-awards. One such project was a large-scale restoration of tidally restricted coastal wetlands in
Massachusetts.

CATALOG NUMBER
11.463

CONTACTS
Ms. Robin Bruckner, Program Manager, Office of Habitat Conservation, 1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910, (301) 713-0184,
robin.bruckner@noaa.gov

DEADLINE INFORMATION:
TBD, usually September
COMMUNITY-BASED RESTORATION PROGRAM - AMERICAN RIVERS

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AGENCY
DOC, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Restoration Center and American Rivers

PROGRAM DETAILS
s Funding assists community-driven river restoration projects that benefit diadromous fish populations and habitats,
especially stream barrier removal.
s Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and local and state governments.
s Awards range between $25,000 and $50,000
s American Rivers and the NOAA Restoration Center granted $600,000 under this solicitation in FY08.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
None yet known in Massachusetts

CONTACTS
Serena McClain, American Rivers
1101 14th Street, NW, Suite 1400
Washington, DC 20005
202-347-7550 x3004
rivergrants@amrivers.org

DEADLINE INFORMATION
December 18, 2009
COMMUNITY-BASED RESTORATION PROGRAM - FISH AMERICA FOUNDATION

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AGENCY
DOC, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Restoration Center and the FishAmerica Foundation

PROGRAM DETAILS
s Projects must result in on-the-ground habitat restoration, clearly demonstrate significant benefits to
marine, estuarine or anadromous fisheries resources, particularly sportfish, and must involve community
participation through an educational or volunteer component tied to the restoration activities.
s Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and local and state governments.
s Awards range between $5,000 and $50,000
s The FishAmerica Foundation and the NOAA Restoration Center anticipate the availability of up to
$300,000 under this solicitation.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
None yet known in Massachusetts

CONTACTS
225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 420, Alexandria, VA 22314, phone: (703) 519-9691 x247, egeorge@asafishing.org



CATALOG NUMBER
N/A, administered by FishAmerica Foundation

DEADLINE INFORMATION
June 22, 2009
COMMUNITY-BASED RESTORATION PROGRAM - GULF OF MAINE (NOAA)
GULF OF MAINE COUNCIL FOR THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT

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AGENCY
DOC, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Restoration Center and the Gulf of Maine Council for the Marine
Environment
PROGRAM DETAILS
s Projects will result in on-the-ground restoration of habitat to benefit living marine resources, including anadromous fish
species. applicants include non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and local and state governments.
s Eligible
s Awards range between $20,000 and $75,000
s The proposed project must be located within the United States portion of the Gulf of Maine watershed.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
The Town of Yarmouth received $50,000 for the replacement of a culvert that allowed the restoration of 37 acres of salt
marsh at Bass Creek.
CONTACTS
Mr. Jan Smith, Director
Massachusetts Bays Program
251 Causeway Street, Suite 800
Boston, MA 02114
617.626.1231
jan.smith@state.ma.us

CATALOG NUMBER
N/A - administered by Gulf of Maine Council

DEADLINE INFORMATION
FY2010: Letters of Intent due February 27, 2009; full proposals due May 1, 2009
COMMUNITY-BASED RESTORATION PROGRAM - NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES

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AGENCY
DOC, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Restoration Center and the National Association of Counties

PROGRAM DETAILS
s CRP-NACo grants help counties restore coastal wetlands and remove barriers to fish migration. Each project improves
habitat for NOAA trust resources including marine, estuarine and diadromous fish.
s The applicant should be a county, or an entity working in close coordination with a county.
s Awards range between $50,000 and $100,000

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
None yet known in Massachusetts

CONTACTS
Carrie Clingan at (202) 942-4246 or CClingan@naco.org

CATALOG NUMBER
N/A, administered by NACo

DEADLINE INFORMATION
FY10 deadline: March 29, 2010
COMMUNITY-BASED RESTORATION PROGRAM - NATIONAL ESTUARIES PROGRAM

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AGENCY
DOC, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Restoration Center, the Association of National Estuaries Programs
(a non-profit organization) and the National Estuaries Program (at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

PROGRAM DETAILS
s CRP-NEP grants fund on-the-ground activities within watersheds of the National Estuary Programs (NEPs) that restore
marine, estuarine, and riparian habitats benefiting living marine resources and foster local stewardship of the coastal
environment. In Massachusetts, the following estuaries/watersheds are part of the NEP: Narragansett Bay, Buzzards Bay,
and Massachusetts Bays.
s The twenty-eight designated National Estuary Programs, non-governmental organizations (e.g., community associations,
cooperatives, and civic groups), municipalities, schools, and tribal and state governments are eligible to apply.
s Awards range between $15,000 and $30,000
s $75,000 was available for Year 2007-2008 projects.
s All projects must provide a 1:1 match of the grant amount.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
None yet known in Massachusetts

CONTACTS
Contact the NEP Director for your watershed:
Narragansett Bay NEP: Mr. Richard Ribb, Narragansett Bay Estuary Program Box 27, URI Bay Campus Narragansett, RI
02882 Phone: (401) 874-6233 rribb@gso.uri.edu
Massachusetts Bays NEP: Jan Smith, Director Massachusetts Bays NEP 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800 Boston, MA
02114 Phone: (617) 626-1231 jan.smith@state.ma.us
Buzzards Bay NEP: Dr. Joe Costa, Director Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program 2870 Cranberry Highway E. Wareham,
MA 02538 Phone: (508) 291-3625 jcosta@buzzardsbay.org

CATALOG NUMBER
N/A, administered by ANEP

DEADLINE INFORMATION
Funding status uncertain
COMMUNITY-BASED RESTORATION PROGRAM - THE NATURE CONSERVANCY

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AGENCY
DOC, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Restoration Center and The Nature Conservancy

PROGRAM DETAILS
s Funds marine and coastal habitat restoration projects that benefit fish and shellfish around the coastal U.S. The program
especially seeks shellfish restoration projects, trust resource restoration projects, and other projects of ecoregional priority.
s The applicant should be a TNC local chapter, or working in close coordination with a local chapter.
s Awards range between $25,000 and $85,000
s TNC's Global Marine Initiative may contribute 25% of the award amount for selected projects.
s Since 2001, over $4,000,000 of NOAA funds and $4,800,000 in funding and in-kind match from TNC have supported more
than 70 projects in 15 states throughout the country.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
$76,000 for Wellfleet Harbor oyster restoration, see TNC's Kate Killerlain Morrison
$50,000 for restoration/dam removal on the Mill River in Taunton, see TNC's Alison Bowden

CONTACTS
Boze Hancock, Marine Initiative, TNC, URI Narrangansett Bay Campus, South Ferry Road, Narrangansett, RI 02882,
bhancock@tnc.org

CATALOG NUMBER
N/A, administered by TNC

DEADLINE INFORMATION
April 24, 2009
ESTUARY HABITAT RESTORATION PROGRAM

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AGENCY
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

PROGRAM DETAILS
s Eligible habitat restoration activities include re-establishment of chemical, physical, hydrologic, and biological
features and components associated with an estuary. Restoration may include, but is not limited to, improvement of
estuarine wetland tidal exchange or reestablishment of historic hydrology; dam or berm removal; improvement or
reestablishment of fish passage; appropriate reef/substrate/habitat creation; planting of native estuarine wetland and
submerged aquatic vegetation; reintroduction of native species; control of invasive species by altering conditions so they
are less conducive to the invasive species; and establishment of riparian buffer zones in the estuary.
s Local, county, tribal and state governments are eligible to apply. Non-governmental organizations may apply with
approval of the Secretary of the Army.
s Awards range between $100,000 or more than $1,500,000.
s The Federal share of the cost of an estuary habitat restoration project shall not exceed 65 percent.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
The Stewart’s Creek project in Hyannis involved restoring tidal flow to a salt pond/marsh system by replacing an existing
undersized culvert.

CONTACTS
Ms. Ellen Cummings,
Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Washington, DC 20314–1000.
(202) 761–4750
Ellen.M.Cummings@usace.army.mil

CATALOG NUMBER
N/A, administered by ANEP

DEADLINE INFORMATION
March 16, 2010
OPEN RIVERS INITIATIVE

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AGENCY
DOC, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Restoration Center

PROGRAM DETAILS
s The NOAA Open Rivers Initiative (ORI) provides funding for the implementation of locally-driven projects to remove
dams and other river barriers, in order to benefit living marine and coastal resources, particularly diadromous fish.
s Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and local and state governments.
s Awards range between $50,000 and $250,000, with an award maximum of $1,000,000
s NOAA Restoration Center expects to award $7,000,000 under this solicitation in FY09.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
The Town of Plymouth replaced a failing fish ladder on the Town River at the Newfield Street Dam and entirely removed the
Billington Street Dam. The project allowed alewives and blueback herring to reach historic spawning grounds.

CONTACTS
Tisa Shostik (Tisa.Shostik@noaa.gov) or
Melanie Gange (Melanie.Gange@noaa.gov) at (301) 713-0174



DEADLINE INFORMATION
Funding status uncertain
CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM

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AGENCY
USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service

PROGRAM DETAILS
s CSP offers compensation for conservation enhancements.
s Individuals, groups, or entities who own farmland, pasture, or non-industrial forestland are eligible.
s Annual payments for maintaining, and compensation for enhancing, existing conservation practices.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS



CONTACTS
Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA, PO Box 2890, Washington, DC 20013, (202) 690-0848
MA State Office, NRCS, 451 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002 (413) 253.4350

CATALOG NUMBER



DEADLINE INFORMATION
Rolling
ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY INCENTIVES PROGRAM

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AGENCY
USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service

PROGRAM DETAILS
s Promotes farm and forest production by enhancing environmenta quality of air, soil, plants, & animals.
s Eligible entities include owners of farmland, pastureland, and non-industrial forest land (possibly land trusts).
s Compensation of up to $300,000 over a six-year period for implementing conservation practices.
s Payments for forest, wildlife, IPM, and energy plans.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS



CONTACTS
Natural Resources Conservation Service, MA State Office, 451 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002 (413) 253-4350



CATALOG NUMBER



DEADLINE INFORMATION
Contact MA DAR
FARM AND RANCH LANDS PROTECTION PROGRAM

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AGENCY
USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service

PROGRAM DETAILS
s Requires 50% share of total cost
s The purpose is to purchase easements to limit conversion of farms and ranches to non-agricultural uses
s Over $48 million in FRPP funds is available to purchase conservation easements in FY 2007.
s To participate, a landowner would apply to an organization (state, tribe, municipality, or nonprofit group) that is an NRCS partner
s That organization, in turn, would present the proposal to NRCS for review

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
The MA APR program, the RI Farmland Purchase of Development Rights Program, and theVT Housing and Conservation Board's Farmland
Conservation Easement Program.



CONTACTS
Farmland Protection and Community Planning Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA, PO Box 2890, Washington, DC 20013,
(202) 720-9476
Ron Hall, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, 251 Causeway Street, Suite 500, Boston, MA 02114, 617.626.1720

CATALOG NUMBER
10.913

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GRASSLAND RESERVE PROGRAM

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AGENCY
USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service

PROGRAM DETAILS
s GRP offers compensation for landowners to protect, restore, and enhance grasslands.
s Rental contract or permanent easement to implement grassland conservation practices.
s NGOs can hold easements on enrolled lands.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
Rental contracts - annual payments for duration of contract; Permanent easement - property's fair market value, less grazing
value.
CONTACTS
Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA, PO Box 2890, Washington, DC 20013, (202) 690-0848
Beth Schreier, NRCS, 451 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002 (413) 253.4350

CATALOG NUMBER
10.92

DEADLINE INFORMATION
Rolling
WETLANDS RESERVE PROGRAM

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AGENCY
USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service

PROGRAM DETAILS
s Farmers and ranchers receive up to 100% reimbursement for restoring wetlands that had previously been drained or converted to other
agricultural uses.
s The purpose of this program is to help protect wetlands for landowners who agree to long-term easements or restoration contracts
s NGOs can hold easements on enrolled lands.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
Permanent easements, 30-year easements, and restoration cost-share agreements.

CONTACTS
Watersheds and Wetlands Division, Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA, PO Box 2890, Washington, DC 20013, (202) 690-0848

Beth Schreier, Soil Conservationist, NRCS, 451 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002 (413) 253-4393

CATALOG NUMBER
10.072

DEADLINE INFORMATION
Rolling
WILDLIFE HABITAT INCENTIVE PROGRAM

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AGENCY
USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service

PROGRAM DETAILS
s Funding for landowners who undertake management actions to develop fish and wildlife habitat on their lands.
s The purpose of this program is to develop habitat including, but not limited to, threatened and endangered species habitat
s Provides cost-share and technical assistance.
s Restoration on nearly any habitat type is eligible
s Typical agreements last 5-10 years.



EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
Restoring native grasslands; improving aquatic habitat with obstruction removal, fish passages and streambank stabilization; estuarine habitat
improvement; cave closures for bat habitat; native tree planting; invasive plant control.

CONTACTS
Martha Joseph, USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service, (202) 720-7157

CATALOG NUMBER
10.914

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ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM

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AGENCY
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

PROGRAM DETAILS
s Requires 25% share of total cost
s The purpose is to increase public knowledge of environmental issues and provide skills for analyzing such issues
s Grants are available
s Awards rarely exceed $100,000

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS
The Urban Ecology Institute, Inc. received $97,800 to build environmental education capacity in urban areas

CONTACTS
EPA Office of Environmental Education, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460

CATALOG NUMBER
66.951

DEADLINE INFORMATION
FY 2010: December 15, 2009

				
DOCUMENT INFO
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