Rhode Island Grant Funding Workshop

Funding Water Quality Restoration and Climate Resilience Projects in Rhode Island

March 15, 2023 (10AM-12PM EST)
Online Webinar 

Target Audience:

Municipalities, water systems, tribes, and non-profits and consulting firms who work directly with municipalities to administer grants. Those with interest in applying for grants to support water quality restoration and climate resilience projects in Rhode Island.

Workshop Description: 

 One of the challenges that communities face when addressing water quality, flooding and/or other climate change impacts is identifying funding mechanisms to support their projects. With unprecedented funding available for this work, this workshop will provide a roadmap by highlighting key funding opportunities for water quality and climate resilience projects. This workshop will allow participants to also speak with funders about their specific projects. 

By attending this workshop, attendees will:

  • Be introduced to key funding opportunities for water quality restoration and climate resilience projects in Rhode Island
  • Be able to match their projects to specific funding agencies and/or programs
  • Talk directly with funding agency representatives about specific sources of funding

Participating Funders:

SNEP Watershed Implementation Grants (SWIG) – Restore America’s Estuaries
NFWF National Coastal Resilience Fund – Throwe Environmental 
Narragansett Bay Estuary Program – Narragansett Bay Estuary Program
Southeast New England Program– US EPA Region 1 SNEP
Nonpoint Source Program – RIDEM Office of Water Resources
State Climate Resilience Bond Funds – RIDEM Director’s Office 
Emergency Management Program, PL-566 – Natural Resources Conservation Service 
Municipal Resilience Program – Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank

Workshop Agenda:

10:00 Introduction and Housekeeping 
Martha Sheils – New England Environmental Finance Center Director

10:05 Welcome Address
US Senator Jack Reed from Rhode Island 

10:20 Overview of Funding Programs 
(See list of participating funders above)

11:25 Q&A Breakout sessions

Each funding representative will have their own separate zoom link (to be provided during the workshop). Attendees can move from room to room to speak individually with funders. Attendees are encouraged to bring specific project ideas for discussion with and feedback from grant program representatives.

12:00  Adjourn

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