Deadline: October 20, 2017

Agency/Sponsor: Virginia Environmental Endowment


This will be considered a Limited Submission Funding Opportunity at James Madison University. Please visit out Limited Submission Program webpage for more information on how to apply to this grant. 

JMU's Internal Deadline: October 20, 2017

Sponsor's Deadline: December 1, 2017

The Virginia Grant Program is focused on:

  • Improve local rivers and protect water quality throughout Virginia with a focus on tangible improvements to water quality, pollution reduction and pollution prevention, preference will be given to projects and policies that promote implementation of best practices for advancing agricultural stewardship, address local and regional stormwater infrastructure needs and achieve on-the-ground improvements that contribute to healthy watersheds.
  • Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay with a focus on implementation of Virginia’s Watershed Implementation Plan to meet the Bay’s total maximum daily load (TMDL) interim and final goals by 2017 and 2025, respectively, preference will be given to innovative and creative strategies designed to reduce implementation costs and pollution and accelerate progress, when possible. Improved fisheries management, restoration of keystone fisheries and expanded recreational access are also an interest.
  • Enhance land conservation and sustainable land use with special emphasis placed on strategies, policies and projects focused on conserving large landscapes, restoring and protecting riparian buffers and headwater streams, establishing conservation practices on land previously placed under protective easement, and establishing local land trusts in areas where a gap exists. 
  • Advance environmental literacy and public awareness with preference given to outcomes-based proposals that incorporate best practices related to student learning and teacher/principal training, including regional standards and Next Generation Science Standards, and those that offer meaningful experiential learning opportunities which connect students and families to nature.
  • Emerging issues, such as climate adaptation for coastal communities and projects that advance water supply planning and implementation, and efforts to mitigate environmental impacts due to hydraulic fracturing.

Projects are required to have matching funds in amounts equal to or in excess of the grant request.  Challenge grants may be offered to provide leverage in fundraising. Grant funds are not provided for general support, overhead, indirect costs, capital projects, land purchases, building construction or renovation, endowments, lawsuits, or to individuals.

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