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NYSG's New York’s Great Lakes Basin Small Grants Program 2023 Request for Proposals
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2023 Request for Proposals
Closes at: 4:30 PM EST on March 1, 2023

New York Sea Grant (NYSG) in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is requesting proposals for projects that serve to benefit the environment and economy of New York’s Great Lakes basin by demonstrating the application of ecosystem-based management (EBM) to local watershed challenges. The small grants program is made possible by the New York State Environmental Protection Fund and Article 14 of Environmental Conservation Law. 

NYSG is soliciting proposals (up to $50,000 in total costs) for projects that implement both the goals of the GLAA, as well as actions specifically identified in locally supported community plans pertaining to water quality, natural resources, or sustainable land uses (i.e., Coastal Lakeshore Economy and Resiliency Regional Plans, Comprehensive Plans, Harbor Management Plans, Hazard Mitigation Plans, Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan's, Natural Resource Management Plans, Resilient NY flood mitigation studies, Watershed Management Plans, etc.).
It is anticipated that a total of $460,000 will be awarded to approximately 9 proposal requests.

To Apply: Please read the full RFP announcement (pdf), also found under the Related Links box above left for full details, and instructions on how to prepare your proposal. Also available are links to the other files needed to submit your proposal. When ready to submit your proposal return to this page and click on the Apply Now button. 

Proposals must be submitted through this portal before the deadline. Submissions via email or mail will not be accepted. Make sure you meet eligibility and other applicant requirements and that your proposal meets page limits, is complete and consists of all nine parts in order as instructed in pages 3-5 of the RFP.  

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