2021 Grants

SNEP Watershed Grants

2021 Grants

This year, Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE), working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, expects to award $1.75 million in competitive grants to organizations and partnerships working to restore clean water, healthy coastal ecosystems, and sustainable communities in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.

Typical awards will range from $50,000 to $350,000. Projects of exceptional impact may be funded up to $500,000. Smaller grants will be considered in limited instances. As these are federal funds, a non-federal match of 33% of the grant is required. Applicants may request a full or partial waiver of match if needed; see the Request for Proposals (RFP) for more information.

The deadline to apply for this year’s funding cycle is now closed, however, the 2021 SNEP Watershed Grants Request for Proposals (RFP) can be downloaded here.

For additional questions, please visit our Applicant & Grantee Resources Page 


Woonasquatucket River Rangers landscape the rain gardens at the Farm Fresh Rhode Island (FFRI) Food Hub. This site is a hotbed of activity along the Woonasquatucket River Greenway and captures and treats 100% of the stormwater runoff on site. Photo Credit: Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC)

Restoring an abandoned cranberry bog in Southeast Massachusetts. The machines are placing large woody debris in order to recreate the topography of a natural wetland. Photo: Dennis Martin, Falmouth Rod and Gun Club.