Long Island Sound Futures Fund (LISFF) Webinars
Throwe Environmental has been contracted by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) as the Field Liaison for the Long Island Sound Futures Fund, and has made it a priority to spread awareness of the LISFF funding opportunity and its potential to help communities throughout the Sound’s Upper Basin and non-coastal Connecticut protect the health and living resources of Long Island Sound. In doing so, Throwe Environmental is teaming up with several outstanding organizations to enhance communities’ and organizations’ capacities to compete for various federal funding opportunities, including LISFF. To learn more about these events, please contact us at email@example.com. Check the events page for a list of all upcoming events, or explore past events below!
Date: March 17, 2023, 1-2pm ET
Partners: CT Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP)
Description: As communities across Connecticut experience intensifying climate-driven and water-related coastal hazards, it is essential that long-term investments are made to build capacity and enhance local resilience. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s (NFWF) annual National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF) grant program provides opportunities for Connecticut communities and organizations to invest in sustainable, nature-based resilience solutions. Over the next 4 years, the NCRF anticipates making over $140 million in funding available annually to support planning, design, and implementation efforts that enhance community resilience and provide benefits to fish and wildlife habitat.
In this session, presenters will introduce potential applicants to NCRF and other resilience programs, inform them about the type of technical assistance that is available, and share examples of nature-based solutions in the Northeast region. There will be time at the end of the presentation for Q&A and “office hours” with the CT DEEP Resilience Program staff and the NCRF Field Liaison team at Throwe Environmental. Watch the event
“Navigating the Long Island Sound Futures Fund 2023 Grant Opportunity in Western Massachusetts Agricultural Communities“
Date: March 2, 2023 1-2:30pm ET
Partners: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Description: Over $10 million in funding is available in 2023 through the Long Island Sound Futures Fund (LISFF) to restore the health and living resources of Long Island Sound (“the Sound”). This webinar will help attendees link water quality funding to the implementation of agricultural practices in Western Massachusetts. Attendees will learn more about grant opportunities through the LISFF, important tips for creating a competitive proposal, and have a chance to discuss specific project ideas with the funders.
Intended Audience: Conservation districts and local working groups (including agricultural producers, owners/operators of nonindustrial private forest land), professionas representing agricultural and natural resource interests, and individuals representing a variety of disciplines in the soil, water, wetland, plant, forestry, and wildlife sciences. Watch the webinar
“Navigating the Long Island Sound Futures Fund 2023 Grant Opportunity in Western Massachusetts Municipalities“
Date: March 2, 2023 10am-12pm ET
Partners: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Description: Over $10 million in funding is available in 2023 through the Long Island Sound Futures Fund (LISFF) to restore the health and living resources of Long Island Sound (“the Sound”). Non-point source pollution accounts for sixty percent of the load to the Sound during wet weather. Eligible projects in the “Clean Waters and Healthy Watersheds” theme should improve water quality by reducing nitrogen pollution, impervious cover, stormwater runoff, and point and nonpoint source loading the Sound. This webinar will help attendees learn more about grant opportunities through the LISFF. 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 discuss specific project ideas.
Intended Audience: Regional Planning Agencies, Municipalities and Non-profits with interest in water quality restoration and climate resilience projects in Western MA. Watch the webinar
“Federal Funds for Resilience Projects: National Coastal Resilience Fund and Long Island Sound Futures Fund Webinar”
Date: April 18, 2022, 12:00-1:30pm EST
Partners: CT DEEP
Description: Learn about these two grant programs with funds available to support resilience planning and projects in CT. Webinar will provide an overview of the grant programs with an extended Q&A where participants can receive feedback on pre-proposals or ideas.
NCRF: REQUIRED Pre-proposals due 4/21/22. Planning and design awards $100K – $1M. Implementation awards $1M – $10M.
LISFF: Optional idea proposals due 4/22/22. Proposals due 5/19/22. Awards range $50K to $1.5M for planning, implementation, education/public participation, and community science/water quality monitoring. Watch event