SNEP Watershed Implementation Grants

2022 Grants

The application period for the 2022 SWIG has closed. Click here to view this year’s Request for Proposals (RFP)

Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE), in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is pleased to announce the 2022 funding round of Southeast New England Program Watershed Implementation Grants (SWIG).

This year, SWIG will award up to $1.85 million in competitive grant funding to projects, programs, and partnerships that restore coastal and watershed ecosystems throughout Southeast New England. Typical awards will range from $100,000 to $350,000. RAE will consider grants up to $500,000 for projects of exceptional impact, and will fund smaller grants for specific purposes.

SWIG22 will fund projects that support the vision, goals and priority actions outlined in the SNEP Strategic Plan. All grants will be awarded within the geographic region of Southeast New England, which includes all of Rhode Island and most of Southeastern Massachusetts, including the Narragansett Bay watershed, Buzzards Bay watershed, much of Cape Cod and the region’s offshore and inshore islands.

Over the past four years, SWIG has awarded more than $10 million to fund high-impact environmental projects by organizations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. SWIG funds projects to reduce pollution to coastal and inland waters; increase coastal and community resilience; restore rivers, wetlands and other natural habitats; foster environmental justice; plan for more sustainable economic development; and improve the quality of life in Southeast New England communities.