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—– Original Message —–
From: “Caitlin Cusack”
To:
All,
Does anyone have any funding suggestions for Dave (see below)?
Thanks,
Caitlin

Dear colleagues,
I am writing to pick your brain for grants or foundations that I could look foreducational funding. I have funding for my research but I am trying to acquire money to create a national monitoring network to monitor for invasive species.

To make this feasible and sustinable, I need to find funding so that educational groups have supplies and/or buses to travel and sample in North America. If you have any ideas or contacts, please send any possibilities. Also if interested and have similar goals, you could be incorporated in the grant.

Any input and help is greatly appreciated.

All the best,
David
McGill University
www.InvasiveTracers.com

Responses

Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 12:50:28 -0400
From: Carol Doss
Subject: Re: [cem] Fwd: Educational funding
To: cem_list@ruralaction.org

I went through my files and below are a bunch of sources from my files. I didn’t have time to reread to see if they fit with your proposal, so you’ll need to go through each one. Best wishes.

Patagonia is offering grants to fund environmental work. Check out the grant guidelines at
www.patagonia.com/
They welcome proposals during the months of April and August.

Also: EPA Section 319(h) Funds
Nonpoint Source Pollution (NPS) is the leading cause of water quality degradation in the US. Pollutants including: nitrogen, phosphorus, pesticides, acid mine drainage, and fecal matter are all considered nonpoint source pollutions. In 1987, Section 319(h) was added to the Clean Water Act to create a national program to deal with nonpoint pollution. Section 319(h) authorizes EPA to disperse grant monies to states with approved NPS Assessment Reports & NPS Management Programs. On a yearly basis, the EPA allocates section 319(h) funds the states. It varies from state to state which departments/agencies deal with nonpoint pollution. Upon the allocation of EPA section 319(h) funds to the states, whichever state department/agency deals with nonpoint pollution first divides the 319 monies into two categories: Incremental funds & Base funds. States decide based on priorities how to 319 funds are used. Funds are made available through subawards (contracts & subgrants) to both public & private entities. Subawardees (watershed groups) use section 319(h) funds to implement NPS projects. A nonfederal match is required to go along with the section 319(h) grant.

Find out how your state distributes NPS 319 funds

STATE NPS COORDINATORS 3/29/04

ALABAMA Norm Blakey, Chief
Department of Environmental Management
Nonpoint Source Unit
PO Box 301463
1400 Coliseum Blvd.
Montgomery, AL. 36110â?’2059
Phone: (334) 394-4354
FAX: (334) 394-4383
nb@adem.state.al.us

ILLINOIS Amy Walkenbach
Nonpoint Source Unit Manager
Illinois EPA
P.O. Box 19276
#15
Springfield, IL 62794-9276
Phone: (217) 782-3362
Fax: (217) 785-1225
amy.walkenbach@epa.state.il.us
INDIANA Linda Schmidt
IN Department of Environmental
Management
P.O. Box 6015
Indianapolis, IN 46206-6015
Phone: (317) 233-1432
Fax: (317) 232-8406
lschmidt@dem.state.in.us

IOWA Ubbo Agena
Department of Natural Resources
Wallace State Office Bldg.
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515) 281-6402
Fax: (515) 281-8895
ubbo.agena@dnr.state.ia.us

KENTUCKY Corrine Wells
KY Div. Of Water – NPS Section
14 Reilly Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-3410
Fax: (502) 564-0111
Corrine.Wells@mail.state.ky.us

MARYLAND Kenneth Sloate
NPS Program Manager
MD Dept of Natural Resources
Chesapeake and Coastal Watershed
Services
Tawes State Office Bldg., B-3

Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: (410) 260-8736
Fax: (410) 260-8739
ksloate@dnr.state.md.us

MISSOURI Greg Anderson
Nonpoint Source Coordinator
Missouri Dept of Nat. Resources, WPCP
PO Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-7144
Fax: (573) 526-6802
nrandeg@mail.dnr.state.mo.us

OHIO John Kessler
Ohio EPA
122 South Front Street
P.O. Box 1049
Columbus, Ohio 43215â?’1049
Phone: 614â?’644â?’2020
Fax: 614â?’460â?’8275
john.kessler@epa.state.oh.us

OKLAHOMA Jim Leach, Assistant Director
Conservation Commission
Water Quality Program
5225 N. Shartel, Ste. 102
Oklahoma City, OK 73118-6035
Phone: (405) 810-1039
Fax: (405) 810-1046
jiml@okcc.state.ok.us

J. D. Strong
Office of the Secretary of Environment
3800 North Classen Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Phone: (405) 530-8995
Fax: (405) 530-8999
jdstrong@owrb.state.ok.us

Jennifer Wasinger
Environmental Grants Administrator
Office of the Secretary of Environment
3800 North Classen Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Phone: (405) 530-8800
Fax: (405) 530-8999
jlwasinger@owrb.state.ok.us

PENNSYLVANIA Russ Wagner
PA Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Watershed Conservation
P.O. Box 8555
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8555
Phone: (717) 772-5642
Fax: (717) 772-9549
ruwagner@state.pa.us

TENNESSEE Sam Marshall
TN Dept of Agriculture
PO Box 40627
Nashville, TN
Phone: (615) 837-5306
Fax: (615) 837-5025
sam.marshall@state.tn.us

VIRGINIA J. Richard Hill, Jr.
Dept. of Conservation and Recreation
203 Governor Street
Richmond, VA 23129
Phone: (804) 786-7119
Fax: (804) 786-1798
rhill@dcr.state.va.us

WEST VIRGINIA Teresa Koon
Assistant Deputy Director
Nonpoint Source and Framework Branch
Division of Water and Waste Management
Division of Environmental Protection
1201 Greenbrier Street
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: (304) 558-2107
Fax: (304)558-2780
tekoon@wvdep.org

Information relayed by ECRR
www.easterncoal.org

Also,Grant Glance from ECRR (www.easterncoal.org)
Altria Group, Inc. 2004 Environmental Request for Proposal
The parent company of Kraft Foods & Philip Morris is accepting RFPs until September 30, 2004. Their grants support programs & projects that foster new ideas & encourage collaboration among stakeholders that address water impairment & water use issues, & their impact on watersheds.
Altria Group will award up to 20 grants ranging from $10,000 to $75,000 per project.
Grants will be awarded in two categories: Foster Scientific Understanding/ Build
Best Practices or Promote Community Engagement / Encourage Responsible Policy.

More information than you want probably, but here is a list of various sources:

Potential Sources for Environmental Grants

Check the web for sources and take a look at these potential funders.
Watershed Grant Directory maintained by Boise State University:
http://boisestate.edu/

Environmental Protection Agency- www.epa.gov

Wal-Mart (Ask your local manager about special grants for nonprofits.)
www.walmartfoundation.org

National Soft Drink Association- http://www.ameribev.org/

Seed Grants from America the Beautiful Fund (not Keep America Beautiful)
Write 1730 K St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20006 or call 202-638-1649

American Greenways
www.conservationfund.org

NAPCOR – National Association for Plastic Container Recovery
Grants program changed a few years ago; inquire about current status.
www.napcor.com

Clean Water Partners
www.cleanwaterpartners.org

Innovations Work Group
http://www.lgean.org/

Environmental Support Center
www.envsc.org

PG&E National Energy Group
http://www.pgecorp.com/

Patagonia
www.patagonia.com/

Kodak
http://www.conservationfund.org/?article=2372

Southeastern Rivers and Streams seriversprogram@earthlink.net
Five Star Grant
www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands/restore/5star.

Virginia Environmental Endowment
www.vee.org

Slemp Foundation
Star National Trust Services
425 Walnut St.
P.O. Box 1118
Cincinnati, OH 45201-1118

Wallace Global Fund
Grant proposals are processed & reviewed on a continual basis by the Wallace Global Fund staff. The average grant size is $50,000, with actual grant awards ranging from $2,000 to $400,000. The Fund makes both one-year and multi-year grants. The review process typically takes between one & three months. In addition to grantmaking, WGF staff often provides potential network contacts, advice, & other assistance to applicants.

To get started, WGF recommends submitting a concept paper, not in excess of three pages, prior to the submission of a full proposal. This paper, accompanied by a brief letter of inquiry, should state: the problems being addressed, the goal of the initiative, specific objectives, & accompanying
strategies as well as anticipated results, requested grant amount, project time period with start & end dates, and primary contact person. Applicants will be informed if a full proposal is warranted, at which time prospective grantees should submit materials & supporting documents as outlined online.

Address letters to:
Wallace Global Fund
1990 M Street, NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20036
phone 202-454-1530
fax 202-452-0922
email tkroll@wgf.org

Assessment & Watershed Protection Program Grants
Request for Proposals FY 2005
Due date: February 16, 2005
Summary: Assessment and Watershed Protection Program Grants (AWPPGs) provide eligible applicants an opportunity to conduct projects that promote the coordination and acceleration of research, investigations, experiments, training, demonstrations, surveys, and studies relating to the causes, effects (including health and welfare effects), extent, prevention, reduction, and elimination of water pollution. The goals of this program include supporting a watershed approach to better address water quality problems in the US and building the capacity of all levels of government to develop and implement effective, comprehensive programs for watershed protection, restoration, and management. These are tied into goals two and four (clean and safe water) of the EPA Strategic Plan, which includes restoring and maintaining watersheds and their aquatic ecosystems and oceans in order to protect human health, support economic and recreational activities, and provide healthy habitat for fish, plants, and wildlife. States and local governments, nonprofits, and nongovernmental institutions and individuals are eligible to apply. Grant awards from $5,000 to $80,000 More info: www.epa.gov/owow/AWPPG_RFIP_2005-1.pdf
The proposals must be submitted in their entirety, no more than six pages, in electronic form to awppg@epa.gov
Watershed Program priorities contact Tim Icke 202-566-1211
Nonpoint Source Program priorities contact Katie Flahive 202-566-1206

“Upon those who step into the same rivers different and again different waters flow.”
Regional Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program Research Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) is a long-term research program designed to statistically monitor the conditions of our Nation’s ecological resources. REMAP, which is a component of EMAP, was developed to test the applicability of EMAP’s probabilistic approach to answer questions about ecological conditions at regional and local levels. The research projects should address real regional environmental issues where monitoring results will influence decisions; address data gaps and advance the science of ecological monitoring. Areas of emphasis for this year’s projects include approaches designed to advance integrated monitoring. These would include (but are not limited to): Designs and tools for assessments of great/large rivers, wetlands, and lakes. Integration of 305 (b) reports and other existing data sources with the 303(d) listing process. Improved development of biological reference conditions for establishing biological criteria. Approaches to demonstrate the effectiveness of restoration/remediation at the watershed level.

The successful applicant must deliver outcomes which support the efforts at meeting longer term environmental outcomes and are linked to EPA’s Strategic Plan and EPA’s long-term research goals for Ecosystem Protection. These goals include clean and safe water, land preservation and restoration, healthy communities and ecosystems and compliance and environmental stewardship.

The breakdown of these goals can be found on the EPA’s website. Expected Outputs delivered by this assistance agreement would include, but are not limited to:
Provide environmental managers and researchers with a better understanding of links between human activities, natural dynamics, ecological stressors, and ecosystem conditions. Provide tools that managers and researchers can use to predict stressors on ecological resources. Provide scientifically defensible methods for protecting and restoring the ecosystem condition.

Award Information: Proposal budgets must total $384,000 or less, with one award for each EPA region.

Application: The information for the proposal can be found at
http://www.epa.gov/emap/remap/html/projects/RFA05.pdf, on pages 6 and 7.

Submission Dates: March 14, 2005 to
U.S. EPA Mid Continent Ecology Division
Attn: Jo Thompson, National REMAP Coordinator
6201 Congdon Blvd.
Duluth, MN 55804
email: thonpson.jo@epa.gov

More Information: http://www.epa.gov/emap/remap/html/projects/RFA05.pdf
Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 14:46:11 -0400
From: Linda Green
Subject: RE: [cem] Fwd: Educational funding
To: cem_list@ruralaction.org

Dave,
I suggest you contact
Joan Deely
Program Assistant, New England Invasive Plant Group
Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge
52 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376
413.863.0209 ext 1
413.863.3070 fax

to learn about other invasives monitoring programs in the US.
Linda Green
URI Cooperative Extension Water Quality
Department of Natural Resources Science
1 Greenhouse Road
Kingston, RI 02881-0804
401-874-2905
www.uri.edu/ce/wq/
www.usawaterquality.org/volunteer

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