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Virginia Conservation Assistance Program (VCAP)

The Virginia Conservation Assistance Program (VCAP) is an urban cost-share program that provides financial incentives and technical and educational assistance to property owners installing eligible Best Management Practices (BMP’s) in Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

These practices can be installed in areas of your yard where problems like erosion, poor drainage, or poor vegetation occur. Qualified sites shall be used for residential, commercial, or recreational purposes with a proposed practice that addresses a need.

funding

DEQ is pleased to announce the 2017 Citizen Monitoring Grants. Grant funds will support volunteer monitoring activities from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. A final report is due on February 16, 2018. DEQ is offering three different types of grants. Applicants may apply to only one type of grant.

  1. Mini-Grant: Maximum award up to $1,000. Open only to applicants who have not received a DEQ citizen monitoring grant in the previous three years. The grantee must use at least one-third of the award for equipment and begin water monitoring before the end of the grant period.
  2. Regular Grant: Maximum award up to $4,000. Open to any applicants who wish to apply but recommended for organizations already familiar with water quality monitoring. The grantee must submit a Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP), use at least one-third of the award for equipment, and begin water monitoring before the end of the grant period.
  3. Coordination Grant: Maximum award up to $10,000. Open only to applicants who coordinate at least three member monitoring organizations that total 35 or more volunteers. In addition, monitoring occurs at more than 50 sample sites covering at least three Virginia localities. The grantee must submit a Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP), use at least one-third of the award for equipment, and begin water monitoring before the end of the grant period.

For more info on this and other DEQ grants

Virginia Naturally Mini-Grant Program
One of the most successful and popular of Virginia Environmental Endowment's grantmaking programs is the Virginia Mini-Grant Program, which has enabled thousands of citizens to become actively involved in solving environmental problems in their own hometowns. With grants of $5,000 or less, schools have instituted environmental science courses and outdoor classroom projects, volunteers have monitored water quality in dozens of local streams and rivers, and communities have developed innovative strategies to ensure environmental quality is improved in their community.  Please also consult the new mini-grant program being administered by Virginia's Office of Environmental Education by visiting http://www.vanaturally.com/classroomgrants.html.

Other Agency Grant Opportunities in Virginia

 


  

 


 

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