Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund Grant
Commonwealth of Virginia: Division of Legislative Services
Grant amount: Unspecified amount
Anticipated deadline: Sep 25, 2019 2:00pm PDT
Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit Indigenous Group College / University
Funding uses: Applied Project / Program, Education / Outreach
Location of project: Counties in Virginia: Accomack County, Albemarle County, Alexandria city, Alleghany County, Amelia County, Amherst County, Appomattox County, Arlington County, Augusta County, Bath County, Bedford County, Botetourt County, Buckingham County, Buena Vista city, Campbell County, Caroline County, Charles City County, Charlottesville city, Chesapeake city, Chesterfield County, Clarke County, Colonial Heights city, Covington city, Craig County, Culpeper County, Cumberland County, Dinwiddie County, Essex County, Fairfax County, Fauquier County, Fluvanna County, Frederick County, Fredericksburg city, Giles County, Gloucester County, Goochland County, Greene County, Hampton city, Hanover County, Harrisonburg city, Henrico County, Highland County, Hopewell city, Isle of Wight County, James City County, King George County, King William County, King and Queen County, Lancaster County, Lexington city, Loudoun County, Louisa County, Lynchburg city, Madison County, Manassas Park city, Manassas city, Mathews County, Middlesex County, Montgomery County, Nelson County, New Kent County, Newport News city, Norfolk city, Northampton County, Northumberland County, Nottoway County, Orange County, Page County, Petersburg city, Poquoson city, Portsmouth city, Powhatan County, Prince Edward County, Prince George County, Prince William County, Rappahannock County, Richmond County, Roanoke County, Rockbridge County, Rockingham County, Shenandoah County, Spotsylvania County, Stafford County, Staunton city, Suffolk city, Surry County, Virginia Beach city, Warren County, Waynesboro city, Westmoreland County, Williamsburg city, Winchester city, York County Expand all
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In 1995, legislation was passed creating the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee was given the responsibility of developing goals and guidelines for the use of the moneys collected from the sale of the special Chesapeake Bay license plates. By December 1 of each year, the Advisory Committee is to present to the Governor and the General Assembly a plan for expending these funds. The Advisory Committee will recommend that such expenditures be in the form of financial grants for the support of specific Chesapeake Bay projects.
Each year the Advisory Committee will establish specific priorities for funding. This year under the subjects of environmental education, and restoration and conservation of the Chesapeake Bay, applicants are encouraged to submit proposals in the following areas:
Environmental Education Priorities
The goal of environmental education is to increase public awareness and knowledge about the Bay resulting in behavioral change. Proposals are invited which:
- Supplement and enhance environmental training for educators.
- Expand environmental educational opportunities and the use of existing educational resources (curricula, publications, field studies) in schools and community programs for students, teachers and adults.
- Increase the involvement of students and the public in Bay restoration activities.
Restoration and Conservation Priorities
- Activities that contribute to meeting tributary strategy nutrient reduction goals.
- Practices that protect water quality from nonpoint sources of water pollution resulting from the use of land.
- Projects that enhance and protect tidal fishery habitats.
- Projects that seek to restore tidal fisheries (finfish, crabs, clams and oysters).
- Projects that focus on the prevention of toxic substances entering the Bay and its tributaries.
- Activities that restore important Bay wetlands and habitat.
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- Applications will be accepted from state agencies, local governments, and public or private not-for-profit agencies, institutions, or organizations.
- Preferences will be given to environmental education and action-oriented conservation and restoration projects within Virginia's Chesapeake Bay watershed.
- The Advisory Committee will favor a proposal which:
- Will have a positive, tangible benefit to the Bay and the Bay program;
- Reflects priorities established by the Advisory Committee;
- Presents clear objectives;
- Includes a plan for achieving objectives (presents a specific, feasible plan of action to accomplish well-defined results);
- Demonstrates qualifications necessary to carry out the project;
- Is technically and financially feasible;
- Results from an assessment of community needs and addresses local Bay-related environmental problems;
- Provides an opportunity for cooperation among diverse organizations;
- Utilizes existing resources and expertise from local businesses, industries, public agencies, academic institutions, and conservation and environmental organizations;
- Emphasizes the service of volunteers to minimize administrative overhead;
- Provides a practical model for use by other organizations and communities and includes a plan for dissemination; and
- Demonstrates a realistic prospect of successfully completing the project.
- Grants will not be awarded to individuals.
- Grant funds may not be used to supplant existing state or local general fund appropriations.
- Activities which are not eligible for funding include:
- Capital construction
- Annual giving or fund raising
- Salaries or benefits (unless directly performing specific project activities)
- Indirect costs
- Food items
- Political action programs/lobbying
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