The SNEP Network recently held two grant funding workshops to highlight key funding opportunities for water quality and climate resilience projects in Southeast Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
The first of these workshops, “Funding Nature Based Community Resilience in Southeastern Massachusetts” was held on March 13 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. The workshop featured a keynote presentation, a panel discussion on how to navigate nature based resilience funding opportunities, and a networking event with representatives from participating funding programs. Participating funders included SNEP Watershed Implementation Grants, Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program, MA Division of Ecological Restoration, Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program, MassDEP, National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, MA Office of Coastal Zone Management, and more!
On March 15, the SNEP Network held another grant funding workshop, “Funding Water Quality Restoration and Climate Resilience Projects in Rhode Island”. This workshop, held virtually via zoom, introduced Rhode Island communities to key funding opportunities. After hearing presentations from the funders, participants were able to talk directly to funding agency representatives about their projects. The workshop featured a welcome address by US Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island. Participating programs included SNEP Watershed Implementation Grants, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation National Coastal Resilience Fund, the RI Nonpoint Source Program, State Climate Resilience Bond Funds, Emergency Management Program, Municipal Resilience Program, and others!
The recordings, presentation slides, and funder contact information are available HERE.
Photo: SNEP Network Massachusetts Grant Funding Workshop; Bridgewater, MA. Photo Credit: Kimberly Groff Consulting