With funding from the Environmental Protection agency through the Long Island Sound Study (LISS), New York Sea Grant (NYSG) and Connecticut Sea Grant (CTSG) announce a funding opportunity open to municipalities and community organizations to facilitate the hiring of grant preparation and writing support to assist with the development of a grant application for sustainable and resilience-focused projects that will impact a community(ies) within or partially within the Long Island Sound Coastal boundary (within Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk counties, Western Connecticut, and Eastern Connecticut).
See Eligibility section of the full announcement for more detail and Sustainable and Resilient Communities webpage for regions. The intent of the program is to reduce staffing and capacity barriers that municipalities and community organizations may face when applying for competitive funding opportunities. Funding is to be awarded in a range of $5,000- $9,950 per application directly to the grant preparation and writing support contractor on a cost reimbursable basis. Match will not be required.
A recording of the informational webinar for Connecticut applicants that took place on Dec. 13 can be found here.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all available funding is allocated, which may be no later than September 30, 2023. Applications should be submitted by filling out and submitting the Application at the linked google form, or the attached Application via email to LISresilience@gmail.com or by mail (mailing address on Application).
The pdf of the full announcement can be downloaded here.
Long Island Sound Resilience Grant Writing Assistance Program – Information for Connecticut Applications can be found here.
Long Island Sound Grant Writing Assistance Program Contractors List can be found here.
Current and Upcoming Funding Opportunities List
LIS Resilience Grant Writing Assistance Program – FAQ Document
LIS Resilience Grant Writing Assistance Program – Example Google Form Application