Connecticut's Changing Land Cover

Funding Resources

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Nonpoint Source Implementation Grants - Section 319: The foundational funding for many NEMO programs around the county. The 319 program provides formula grants to the states and tribes to implement nonpoint source projects and programs in accordance with Section 319 of the Clean Water Act. Contact your state water regulatory agency.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Coastal Community Development Program: This initiative, sponsored by the National Sea Grant College Program, assists coastal communities in their efforts to protect their environmental amenities, strengthen their economies, and improve their quality of life. The program is more broadly focused than NEMO, but many coastal states have used this dedicated, yearly funding to build the capacity of their NEMO programs. Contact your state Sea Grant Director.

Coastal Zone Management Administration - Implementation Awards: This program assists states in implementing and enhancing Coastal Zone Management programs that have been approved by the Secretary of Commerce. Funds are available for projects in areas such as coastal wetlands management and protection, natural hazards management, assessment of impacts of coastal growth and development and special area management planning. There is considerable variation on topical focus from state-to-state. Contact your state CZM program for more information.

Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program: Established under section 6217 of the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments, this program ensures that coastal states have the tools to address polluted runoff. The program encourages the development and promotion of management measures that prevent and reduce polluted runoff from a variety of sources, including urban runoff, specifically supporting efforts focused on the local level. Sound familiar? Contact John Kuriawa, NOAA OCRM for more information or your state CZM program.

Coastal Services Center: The NOAA Coastal Services Center works with various branches of NOAA and other federal agencies to bring information, services, and technology to the nation's coastal resource managers. The Center is a partner in over 100 ongoing projects geared to resolve site specific coastal issues. The Center announces the year's competitive funding for specific program areas in October of each year, via the Federal Register and their website.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program: Affectionately referred to as Section 406 of the Agricultural research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998, this program provides funding for integrated agricultural research, extension and education activities for colleges and universities. Funding is announced through separate Request for Proposals in each of three program areas: Food Safety, Pest Management, and Water Quality.

National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program (NRI): Another CSREES-based program focused on key problems of national and regional importance in biological, environmental, physical, and social sciences relevant to agriculture, food, and the environmnent on a peer-reviewed, competitive basis. Competition is open to scientists at all academic institutions, Federal research agencies, private and industrial organizations. Contact:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

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