|Photo of a lake. Credit: Janice Rowan/USFWS
Grants for projects involving river restoration; wetland protection,
restoration and enhancement; and shoreland protection are available.
Application deadlines are September 30, 2005, for concept papers and
November 30, 2005, for full applications. A complete copy of the
application packet, as well as a list of previous grant awards from the
Fund, can be found at http://www.nhcf.org/uppervalley.
The Fund is administered by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the
Vermont Community Foundation, with grant recommendations provided by a
12-person advisory committee. Over a 15-year period, the Fund is expected
to provide approximately $12 million in grants.
More than $2 million in grants have been awarded in the Upper Connecticut
River Mitigation and Enhancement Fund's first three years. The Fund was
created as part of a settlement agreement between the parties involved in
the federal process of awarding a new operating license for three
hydroelectric dams on the Connecticut River at Fifteen Mile Falls near
Littleton, N.H., and Ryegate, Vt.
For more information on the Fund or the grantmaking program, contact Kevin
Peterson at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Upper Valley Region,
at (603) 653-0387 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the New Hampshire Charitable
Foundation at: http://www.nhcf.org. Visit the Vermont Community Foundation
at: http://www.vermontcf.org or call (802) 388-3355.