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2016 Watershed Assistance Grants Request for Pre-proposals

The NH Department of Environmental Services' (NHDES) Watershed Assistance Section is now requesting pre-proposals for the 2016 Watershed Assistance Grants to support local initiatives to restore impaired waters or protect high quality waters.

The deadline for submitting pre-proposals is July 17, 2015.

New this year! Pre-application Consultation is required. Please call or e-mail the appropriate contact below by July 3, 2015.

For more information or to schedule a pre-application consultation contact:

Resources for Grant Applicants

Funds for NHDES Restoration, Watershed Assistance, and Soak up the Rain Local Program Grants are appropriated through the US Environmental Protection Agency under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.

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2016 Soak Up the Rain NH Local Program Grants Request for Proposals

New this year! The NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) Watershed Assistance Section is seeking proposals from watershed organizations and municipalities interested in developing a local Soak Up the Rain NH (SOAK) program. The SOAK program was created by NHDES to train and empower local organizations to install lot-scale stormwater management practices throughout their watersheds. Full proposal deadline is July 17, 2015.

For more information about Soak Up the Rain NH Local Program grants or the Soak Up the Rain NH Program contact Jillian McCarthy (603) 271-8475 or Jillian.McCarthy@des.nh.gov

Resources for Grant Applicants

Funds for NHDES Restoration, Watershed Assistance, and Soak up the Rain Local Program Grants are appropriated through the US Environmental Protection Agency under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.

Water Quality Planning (604B)

These grants are available to Regional Planning Commissions and/or the Connecticut River Joint Commissions for water quality planning purposes. Funding priority is given to projects developing watershed-based plans. A total award amount of $80,000 is available every two years.

Project Summaries

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Regional Environmental Planning Program

Due to a lack of funding resources, the Regional Environmental Planning Program Grants are not currently available. Please inquire with the contact below for future and alternative funding possibilities.

Project Summaries

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Local Source Water Protection Grant Program

This grant is available for the protection of public drinking water sources. The program, which began in 1997, has a total of $200,000 available to disburse each year. Applicants can receive up to $20,000 for projects with no match requirement. The grants are available to water suppliers, municipalities, regional planning agencies, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, conservation districts, and state agencies. Applications are due the first week of November each year.

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Agricultural Nutrient Management Grant Program 2011-2012

The primary purpose of the Agricultural Nutrient Management (ANM) grants is to assist agricultural land and livestock owners with efforts to minimize adverse effects to waters of the state by better managing agricultural nutrients including commercial fertilizers, animal manures and agricultural composts. Applicants may apply for cost assistance of up to $2,500 per year. The majority of funding will be used for on-farm projects that address or prevent water pollution and some funding is available for educational projects. This grant program is administered through the NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food, Bureau of Markets and is funded in NHDAMF’s budget. Applications deadlines are December 1 and June 1 each year.

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Conservation License Plate Program

These grants, administered through the State Conservation Committee, funds projects that enhance the environment by promoting the sustainability of the state's public and private land, air, water, and cultural resources to prevent their pollution or degradation. Eligible applicants include county conservation districts, cooperative extension natural resource programs, conservation commissions, schools, scout troops, nonprofit groups, and conservation organizations. Applications are accepted in January.

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All DES Grant Programs Serving New Hampshire Communities

Each year, the State of New Hampshire provides substantial grant and loan opportunities to municipalities and others, to support environmental infrastructure improvements and other environmental and public health projects. This page provides descriptions of the grant and loan programs administered by the Department of Environmental Services (DES). Over the years, this funding has created substantial environmental and public health benefits across the state of New Hampshire.

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