Funding Opportunities for New Hampshire’s Upper Connecticut River Valley and Coastal Communities

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Funding Opportunities for New Hampshire’s Upper Connecticut River Valley and Coastal Communities

There are a myriad of upcoming grant funding opportunities available right now making it difficult to understand and navigate to the right grant program to meet your project needs. This half-day workshop will provide a preview of state funding, as well as highlight two upcoming National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) grant announcements that support project work in the Upper Connecticut River watershed and coastal New Hampshire. You will hear directly from funders, learn important tips for creating a competitive proposal, find ways to connect with potential match, and have a chance to talk through specific project ideas with funders and the Long Island Sound Futures Fund and National Coastal Resilience Fund Field Liaison teams.

*This workshop has been approved for 3 technical contact hours (TCHs), 0.3 continuing education credits (CEUs).

To learn more about the upcoming workshop please contact Kimberly Groff, Project Partner, Throwe Environmental, LLC, at kim@throwe-environmental.com.

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Hourly Schedule

Tentative Agenda

8:30AM - 9:00AM
Coffee and Networking.
*** Optional ***
9:00AM - 9:10AM
Welcome and Introductory remarks - Addressing New Hampshire's Challenges with the Multitude of Funding Sources
Identifying the appropriate funding source with so many currently available is challenging in and of itself — and competing priorities make fleshing out a specific project even more challenging. This introductory overview provided by Ted Diers, Assistant Director, NH DE Water Division, will set the stage for the rest of the workshop.
9:10AM - 9:25AM
Trends in Funding and Financing, What the New England Environmental Finance Center (NEEFC) Can Offer
Martha Sheils, Director NEEFC, describes the resources and services NEEFC offers to communities and Tribes to access capital, with a focus on working with underserved communities. Unprecedented levels of funding are currently available through a variety of sources. Environmental Finance Centers play a vital role in building local capacity to pay for the growing cost of protecting critical environmental resources and fostering resilient communities.
9:25AM - 9:55AM
Navigating NH State Programs, Resources, and Funding
Tracy Wood, P.E., Administrator, Wastewater Engineering Bureau, Water Division, NHDES provides an overview of Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF), funding available, BIL, CDS etc, and previews the upcoming NH DES SRF Workshop. The NH Wastewater Engineering Bureau is responsible for oversight of CWSRF, State Aid Grant, Design Review, Construction Management, Sustainability, NPDES Permits and Compliance, Residuals, and Operations.
9:55AM - 10:05AM
New Resources through NH Homeland Security & Emergency Management Resource Center (HSEM)
Ethan Widrick, Resilience & Adaptation Manager for both the Wastewater Engineering Bureau, Drinking Water & Groundwater Bureau shares an overview of what’s new at the Resilience and Adaptation Department at NHDES.
10:05AM - 10:30AM
Grant Funding Spotlight - The Long Island Sound Futures Fund (LISFF) – Tips for Creating a Competitive Proposal
Kimberly Groff, Ph.D, CC-P®Project Partner, Throwe Environmental, and Field Liaison for the The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's (NFWF) LISFF provides an overview of LISFF including program goals and priorities, and offers an insider’s perspective on the “do’s and don'ts” of creating a compelling proposal.
10:30AM - 10:55AM
Grant Funding Spotlight - The National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF)
Kyle Gray,CC-P®, Manager Program and Engagement, Throwe Environmental, and Field Liaison for NFWF's NCRF provides and overview of NCRF, including program goals and priorities, project categories, who is eligible for funding under this program and strategies for developing a competitive proposal.
10:55AM - 11:15AM
Morning Session Remarks and Break
11:15AM - 12:00PM
Meet the Funders
Potential applicants will have the opportunity to meet with funders who will be on site to answer specific questions, share more details about grant programs, discuss proposal ideas, and think through match requirements to help prepare for proposal submission.