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 grant application is a two-step process, beginning with a Letter of Intent (LOI) to be submitted through an on-line portal. The deadline to complete the LOI is Friday, April 16 at 4:00 p.m. E.S.T.

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RAE will host three virtual workshops for applicants interested in  submitting a Letter of Intent. Click the links below to register for one, or more, of these workshops.

For additional information, 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.