Monday, December 8, 2014

State trust fund applications

State trust fund applications posted – deadline for submission is Feb. 2

RALEIGH – Applications are being accepted for the 2015 grant cycle for the state’s Clean Water Management Trust Fund, a program in the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources used to help finance the state’s significant natural resource needs.
People interested in applying for a grant from the trust fund can do so by completing a form posted on the trust fund’s website, just beneath the “Quick Links” heading on the left side of the home page. Grants are awarded once a year, and the next series of grant recipients will be announced by Aug. 26.
For the first time, all of the application forms will be submitted electronically, which will cut down on postage costs and reduce the time it takes staff to process the applications.
“Any efficiencies we realize in grant administration result in more resources available to do the work of the fund,” said Bryan Gossage, the trust fund’s executive director. “And that means doing more to protect drinking water supplies and preserve our ecological, cultural and historic resources, and prevent encroachment on our military bases.”
The Clean Water Management Trust Fund finances projects that conserve land, protect surface water quality and many other significant natural resources needs. Last year, the trust fund received 105 applications totaling over $56 million in requested funds.
You can find a complete list of awards made during the previous grant cycle on the Clean Water Management Trust Fund’s website at:

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