RFP: $3 million in matching grants now available for climate resilience projects throughout Rhode Island

On February 5, 2020, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced that around $3 million in matching grants is available for climate resilience projects throughout Rhode Island. Governmental entities and non-profits are eligible to apply.

A Request for Proposals (RFP) is now open, with a deadline of April 6, 2020, for projects by government and nonprofit groups that restore and improve the climate resilience of vulnerable coastal habitats, as well as river and stream floodplains and related habitats.

Funding will be provided through the 2018 Green Economy and Clean Water Bond, which Rhode Island voters approved by a margin of almost 80 percent.

DEM is seeking grant proposals that will allow municipalities, other governmental entities, and nonprofits to implement climate resilience projects for many kinds of climate-driven challenges facing Rhode Island communities, inland and coastal. Additional information about eligible projects and the required match is available in the RFP.

For more information or to apply contact Elizabeth Stone (elizabeth.stone@dem.ri.gov).
Proposals should be mailed to the DEM Permit Application Center, 235 Promenade Street, Second Floor, Providence, RI 02908 and emailed to elizabeth.stone@dem.ri.gov.

Final proposals and supporting materials are due by 4 PM on Monday, April 6, 2020.

Photo of Point Judith, Rhode Island by Genevieve Belcher from Pixabay.

See DEM website.

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