2/2/2022

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Grants to Connecticut and New York nonprofit organizations and educational institutions to protect natural resources in eligible areas. Areas of focus include inter-organizational collaboration, piloting tools and strategies, capacity building, and small projects with big impacts. All projects must address issues within part of the Long Island Sound watershed in the states of Connecticut and New York.
The Long Island Sound Stewardship Fund (LISSF) is a competitive grant program seeking proposals to restore and protect the health and living resources of Long Island Sound. LISSF is interested in empowering communities of all kinds (including communities typically underrepresented in environmental advocacy) to access, improve and benefit from Long Island Sound, its waterways, and surrounding lands. The most competitive proposals will incorporate multiple values including sustainability, resilience and diversity, equity, and inclusion.Program Priorities:Capacity Building to increase the effectiveness of organizations that focus on restoration and protection of the health and living resources of Long Island Sound. Capacity-building can occur in every part of an organization, including programs, management, operations, technology, governance, fundraising and communications. Collaboration to foster organizations working together to accomplish a common goal and to achieve greater impact focused on improving the health and living resources of Long Island Sound. More competitive proposals will be about new ways of collaborating.
Piloting Tools & Strategies to increase environmental and natural resource impact, or to foster the “next best step” for applicability or scalability across the Sound. Activities may include scoping and design to set the stage for large, multi-year projects. Small Projects with Big Impacts to clean waters, restore habitat, sustain wildlife, and engage the public in restoration and protection of the health and living resources of Long Island Sound. Big impact includes activities with the promise to accelerate local water quality improvements, natural resource restoration, and community outreach and engagement.For more information on program priorities, see the following link: https://licf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/LISSF-2022-RFP_.pdf#page=2

The LISSF has two categories of grants:

• Capacity Building, Network Building, and Piloting Tools & Strategies. Grants are expected to range from $15,000 to $200,000. Please note that few, if any, grants will be made at the maximum award level of $200,000. This is the most competitive category of funding.

• Small Projects with Big Impacts: Grants are expected to range from $5,000 to $15,000.

The Long Island Sound Stewardship Fund (LISSF) 2022 Request for Proposals (RFP)

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