EPA to Provide Grants for Wetland Program Across New England

HYANNIS – The United States Environmental Protection Agency announced on Tuesday that state, local and tribal governments in New England can begin to apply for grants to develop or refine programs to protect, manage and restore wetlands.

The EPA expects to provide over $2.6 million during the next two years for these wetland program development grants across New England.   

Initial applications for the grants are due next month. Selected recipients will manage the assistance agreement during the beginning project period of two years in length, which starts no earlier than October 1 2019.  

Acting EPA New England Regional Administrator Deb Szaro states ‘Healthy wetlands provide numerous benefits to ecosystems and communities across New England, and these grants will allow our state, local and tribal partners to make significant progress protecting these vital resources’.

The EPA’s goal for the wetland program include increasing the quality and quantity of wetlands in the country by restoring and conserving wetland acreage and improving overall conditions. The primary objective is to provide grants to develop and refine state and tribal wetland programs throughout New England.

The EPA will host information sessions for the potential applicants on May 7, 2019 from 10 to 11 a.m. and May 21 from 1 to 2 p.m.

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