$12 Million in Grant Funding Available for Projects In The Long Island Sound Watershed
At a Glance
The Long Island Sound Futures Fund (LISFF) is seeking to award $12 million to proposals for restoring the health of the Sound in 2024, with a grant range of $50,000 to $1.5 million. The request for proposals opens March 2024.
The LISFF is seeking proposals for:
- Habitat restoration planning or implementation grants for projects in the Long Island Sound Study coastal zone of Connecticut and New York.
- Resilience, education, water quality and fish passage grants for projects in the Long Island Sound Study boundary in Connecticut and New York.
- And Nutrient/Nitrogen prevention planning or implementation grants for projects in the Long Island Sound boundary in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.
The LISFF is holding two webinars to discuss creating a competitive proposal, one for applicants in CT & NY on Monday, March 11, 2024 at 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT and one for MA, NH & VT applicants on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT.
As of October 16, 2023, a second round of the Long Island Sound Resilience Grant Writing Assistance Program is available, which enables you to hire qualified consultants like GZA to provide technical and administrative grant writing services up to $9,950 per grant application. There is no grant request deadline, and a municipality can apply for multiple grants. The funding is available to municipalities advancing the planning, design, permitting and construction of projects and increasing the competitiveness of municipalities applying for federal grants to benefit the sustainability and resiliency of Long Island Sound and watersheds impacting the Sound.