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New Hampshire - Funding Sources for Climate Change Adaptation
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NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) - Watershed Assistance SectionWatershed Assistance GrantsFunds for NHDES Watershed Assistance Grants are appropriated through the U.S.
EPA guidance requires that a “substantial majority” of funds must be used to restore impaired waters. If a need is demonstrated, NHDES may award grants for projects that will protect high quality waters. Projects must address watersheds identified as high priority, or implement existing watershed plans. Although there is no minimum or maximum limit on project budgets and grant requests, NHDES anticipates selecting five to eight projects this year.
Annually in Julyhttp://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/was/categories/grants.htmJillian McCarthy (603) 271-8475 Jillian.McCarthy@des.nh.gov
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NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) Local Source Water Protection Grant ProgramThis grant is available for the protection of public drinking water sources. Applicants can receive up to $20,000 for projects with no match requirement. The grants are available to water suppliers, municipalities, regional planning agencies, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, conservation districts, and state agencies. Protection projects funded through this program have included delineation of wellhead protection areas, inventorying potential contamination sources, development of local protection ordinances, groundwater reclassification, shoreline surveys, drinking water education and outreach activities, and controlling access to sources. Applications are due the first week of November each year.The application for the 2017 round of grants is due in Novemberhttp://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/dwgb/dwspp/lswp_grants.htmAmy Hudnor
(603) 271-2950
amy.hudnor@des.nh.gov
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US Department of the Interior, National Park ServiceLand & Water Conservation Fund GrantThe State of New Hampshire and its governmental subdivisions (counties, cities, towns, and school districts) are eligible to apply to the Land and Water Conservation Fund grant-in-aid program.
Projects must be for outdoor recreation. Land acquisitions can include purchase for new or additional parklands, access to water-based public recreation opportunities, conservation and natural area preserves, open space and scenic area protection, and lands for future development of outdoor recreation opportunities. Park development can include new outdoor recreation facilities and expansion or rehabilitation of existing areas and facilities.This is a 50/50 matching grant program with funding provided on a reimbursement basis. Costs eligible for reimbursement must be incurred within the project period with a start date based upon National Park Service application approval. The local match must be demonstrated in cash or in-kind donations of labor, professional services, materials, real property, and equipment.
January - Annuallyhttp://www.nhstateparks.org/partner-and-community-resources/grants/land-and-water-conservation-fund-grant.aspxBill Gegas, LWCF Program Specialist; Eric Feldbaum - Community Recreation Specialist (603) 271-3556, or lwcf@dred.nh.gov.
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NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) - Watershed Assistance SectionWater Supply Land Protection GrantsPurpose: To assist in the protection of community and non-transient non-community drinking water supplies by providing grant funds for the acquisition of land or conservation easements.

Eligibility: New Hampshire municipalities and non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations having water supply or land conservation as a principal mission are eligible to apply. The land has to be within the Source Water Protection Area (SWPA) for an existing, proposed, or future water supply (contact DES for assistance with that determination) and it must be from a willing seller
November 15, 2015http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/dwgb/dwspp/land_acqui/Holly Green
NHDES Drinking Water and Groundwater Bureau
29 Hazen Drive; PO Box 95
Concord, NH 03302-0095
(603) 271-3114
(603) 271-0656 (fax)
holly.green@des.nh.gov
Sarah Pillsbury
(603) 271-1168
sarah.pillsbury@des.nh.gov
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Administered by Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency in New Hampshire Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program (PDM)
Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) provides funds to states, territories, Indian tribal governments, communities, and universities for hazard mitigation planning and the implementation of mitigation projects prior to a disaster event.

Funding these plans and projects reduces overall risks to the population and structures, while also reducing reliance on funding from actual disaster declarations. PDM grants are to be awarded on a competitive basis and in addition to the amount allocated by the State of New Hampshire.

Cost Share: 75% Federal Funds/25% State or Local Funds
If subgrantee is a small impoverished community, the cost share is 90% Federal Funds/10% State or Local Funds
Federal funding for this nationally competitive grant program is generally an annual allocation (subject to Congressional appropriation).http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/hsem/HazardMitigation/pdm.htmlState Mitigation Officer:  Beth Peck
New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
Office: 603-223-3655
Cell: 603-892-4026
E-Mail: Elizabeth.Peck@dos.nh.gov
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Administered by Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency in New Hampshire Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)Provides funds to States, Territories, Indian, Tribal Governments, local governments, and eligible private non-profits following a Presidential major disaster declaration. The Hazardous Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) differs from the other Hazard Mitigation Assistance programs because it is awarded following a declared disaster where as the other programs are awarded on an annual basis. The key purpose of HMGP is to ensure that the opportunity to take critical mitigation measures to reduce the risk of loss of life and property from future disasters is not wasted during the reconstruction process following a disaster.

Cost Share: 75% Federal Funds/25% State or Local Funds
Ongoinghttp://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/hsem/HazardMitigation/hmgp.htmlState Mitigation Officer:  Beth Peck
New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
Office: 603-223-3655
Cell: 603-892-4026
E-Mail: Elizabeth.Peck@dos.nh.gov
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Administered by Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency in New Hampshire Flood Mitigation Assistance Program (FMA)The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program was created as part of the National Flood Insurance Reform Act (NFIRA) of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 4101) with the goal of reducing or eliminating claims under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

FEMA provides FMA funds to assist States and communities implement measures that reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to buildings, manufactured homes, and other structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program.

Cost Share: 75% Federal Funds/25% State or Local Funds, 90% Federal Funds/10% State or Local Funds with Severe Repetitive Loss Strategy
Funding is only available following an official presidential disaster declaration; however projects can be planned prior to such an event.http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/hsem/HazardMitigation/fma.htmlState Mitigation Officer:  Beth Peck
New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
Office: 603-223-3655
Cell: 603-892-4026
E-Mail: Elizabeth.Peck@dos.nh.gov
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Administered by Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency in New Hampshire Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL)The Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) grant program was authorized by the Bunning-Bereuter-Blumenauer Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004, which amended the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to provide funding to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to severe repetitive loss (SRL) structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).


Purpose: To reduce or eliminate claims under the NFIP through project activities that will result in the greatest savings to the National Flood Insurance Fund (NFIF).

Cost Share: 75% Federal Funds / 25% State or Local Share, 90% Federal Funds / 10% State or Local Funds with Repetitive Loss Strategy
Ongoinghttps://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/hsem/HazardMitigation/srl.htmlState Mitigation Officer:  Beth Peck
New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
Office: 603-223-3655
Cell: 603-892-4026
E-Mail: Elizabeth.Peck@dos.nh.gov
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Administered by Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency in New Hampshire  
Community  Disaster Loan ProgramThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides direct loans to local governments to offset the loss of tax or other revenues as a result of a major disaster. The local government must demonstrate a need to maintain local governmental functions such as police and fire protection, or water and sewer services. Loans are not to exceed 25% of the local government’s annual operating budget for the fiscal year in which the major disaster occurs, up to a maximum of $5 million.Communities may apply for assistance following a declaration of a major disasterhttp://www.fema.gov/community-disaster-loan-programState Mitigation Officer:  Beth Peck
New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
Office: 603-223-3655
Cell: 603-892-4026
E-Mail: Elizabeth.Peck@dos.nh.gov"
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Environmental Finance Center - University of MarylandLocal Government Stormwater Financing ManualEFC’s Local Government Stormwater Financing Manual was inspired by and written for local government leaders. Public sector financing in general, and stormwater financing specifically often appear to be inaccessibly complicated and technical to even experienced public officials. Therefore, rather than try to address the myriad of issues associated with stormwater financing, the main strategy was to provide a foundation for local officials to move forward by focusing on perhaps the most important financing attribute: leadership and the ability to move communities towards effective action.--http://efc.umd.edu/localgovernmentstormwaterfinancingmanual.html
Environmental Finance Center, 1210 Preinkert Field House, (Building 054), College Park, MD 2074
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EPA New EnglandFunding Stormwater FactsheetThis document is intended to assist local stormwater managers to alleviate the significant expense of construction, operation and maintenance of a municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4). The costs of stormwater programs, increased by regulatory requirements (stormwater Phase I or Phase II), flooding concerns, water quality issues (including total maximum daily loads, or TMDLs) and population growth, may be subsidized through a stormwater utility or various other methods detailed in this document. -- www.epa.gov/region1/npdes/stormwater/assets/pdfs/FundingStormwater.pdf EPA New England—Thelma Murphy
murphy.thelma@epa.gov
617-918-1615
Rob Adler
adler.robert@epa.gov
617- 918-1396
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NH Department of Environmental Services - NHDES Watershed Assistance SectionStormwater Funding ProgramA stormwater utility generates funding through user fees that are typically based on the impervious surfaces (e.g., roofs, roads, driveways, parking lots) of each property within the stormwater utility district. Revenues generated from the user fees are placed in a dedicated fund to implement a stormwater program that directly supports maintenance and upgrades of existing storm drain systems, development of drainage plans, flood control measures, and water quality programs that service the users.

Stormwater utilities are similar to the dedicated municipal funds for public water and sewer utilities. The funding from stormwater utilities can be used for catch basin cleaning, street sweeping, stormwater infrastructure upgrades, and a variety of other stormwater management activities, in addition to the administrative costs of running a stormwater program.
--http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/stormwater/utilities.htm
Jillian McCarthy
NHDES Watershed Assistance Section
29 Hazen Drive; PO Box 95
Concord, NH 03302-0095 jillian.mccarthy@des.nh.gov, (603) 271-8475
Barbara McMillan
29 Hazen Drive; PO Box 95, Concord, NH 03302-0095, barbara.mcmillan@des.nh.gov
(603) 559-1517
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NOAA - University of New HampshireNH Sea GrantN.H. Sea Grant connects community leaders to the science-based information, tools and resources they need to reduce vulnerabilities and increase the resilience of their environmental, social, and economic systems as they are impacted by climate change. Linking communities with academic researchers, organizing workshops, and facilitating community processes are but a few of the ways in which NH Sea Grant works with communities.

Staff also strives to ensure that community leaders have access to partners with additional expertise to help apply information, technical tools, and resources. As such, NH Sea Grant is part of the NH Coastal Adaptation Workgroup (CAW), a coalition of nearly 20 organizations, agencies and municipalities working with NH’s coastal communities to improve their climate readiness.
Annuallyhttp://seagrant.unh.edu/adapting-climate-changeUNH - Steve Jones, Associate Director (603-862-5124) e-mail: stephen.jones@unh.edu
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Administered by Office of Energy and Planning in NHNational Flood Insurance ProgramThe National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) enables homeowners, business-owners, renters, and governments to purchase flood insurance coverage where premium rates are generally lower than standard actuarial rates. Generally, physical damage to buildings or personal property “directly” caused by a flood is covered by flood insurance. For example, damages caused by a sewer backup are covered if the backup is a direct result of flooding. However, if the backup is caused by some other problem, the damages are not covered. Most NFIP Policies include Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) coverage. This coverage can provide up to $30,000 of the cost to elevate, demolish, or relocate homes. If your community declares a home “substantially damaged” or “repetitively damaged” by a flood, FEMA will require the owner to bring the home up to current community standards.Property owners (including municipalities) can apply for flood insurance at any time as long as their community participates in the NFIP.http://www.nh.gov/oep/planning/programs/fmp/insurance.htmJennifer Gilbert, CFM, ANFI
State Coordinator
Voice: (603) 271-1762
Fax: (603) 271-2615
Email: jennifer.gilbert@nh.gov
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Administered by Office of Energy and Planning in NHFEMA Public Assistance (PA) Grant ProgramThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides funding so communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President. Grant assistance is available for the following activities:
Debris removal
Emergency protective measures
The repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly owned facilities and the facilities of certain private non-profit organizations
The protection of these damaged facilities from future events by providing assistance for hazard mitigation measures during the recovery process
The Federal share of assistance is not less than 75% of the eligible cost for emergency measures and permanent restoration. The grantee (usually the state) determines how the non-federal share (up to 25%) is split with the subgrantees (eligible applicants).
Public Assistance grants are available only after a Presidential Disaster Declaration. FEMA, the state and local agencies will work together to conduct a preliminary damage assessment and determine if such a declaration is necessary.https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/hsem/Michael Poirier, state coordinating officer, N.H. Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) (603) 271-2231 / 1-800-852-3792
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US Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentCommunity Development Block Grant (CBDG) ProgramThe primary purpose of the CDBG program is the development of viable communities by providing decent housing, suitable living environments, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate income people. The program is sponsored by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

CDFA distributes CDBG grants to New Hampshire's cities, towns, and counties.* A nonprofit agency may also apply through its municipality or county as a sub-recipient of CDBG money. All eligible municipalities and counties can apply for up to $500,000 in CDBG funds per year.

Typically, each year the New Hampshire CDBG program receives approximately $8-10 million from HUD to use towards the CDBG Programs:
Economic Development
Housing, Public Facilities
Emergencies and Unanticipated Events
Feasibility Studies
After set-asides of approximately $100,000 for feasibility studies and $500,000 for emergency grants, CDFA divides the remaining allocation, with half going to economic development and the other half going to housing and public facilities projects.
Deadlines annualyhttp://www.nhcdfa.org/block-grants/CDFA, New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority
14 Dixon Avenue, Suite 102
Concord, New Hampshire 03301

Tel: 603-226-2170
Fax: 603-226-2816

Email: webmaster@nhcdfa.org
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US Department of Agriculture, Rural DevelopmentEmergency Community Water Assistance GrantsThis program helps eligible communities prepare for, or recover from, an emergency that threatens the availability of safe, reliable drinking water for households and businesses.

Eligible applicants:

Most State and local governmental entities, Nonprofit organizations, Federally recognized Tribes
What kind of event can qualify as an emergency? Drought or flood, Earthquake, Tornado or hurricane, Disease outbreak
Chemical spill, leak or seepage, Other disasters
Applications for this program are accepted through your local RD office year round
http://www.rd.usda.gov/nh
Vermont | New Hampshire
Ted Brady, State Director
87 State Street Suite 324, P O Box 249
Montpelier, VT 05601
(802) 828-6000 or (802) 828-6080|
(802) 828-6018 Fax
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US Department of Agriculture, Rural DevelopmentWater & Waste Disposal Loan & Grant ProgramProvides funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas.

This program assists qualified applicants that are not otherwise able to obtain commercial credit on reasonable terms. Eligible applicants include:

Most State and local governmental entities
Private non-profits
Federally-recognized Tribes
Applications for this program are accepted through your local RD office year round
http://www.rd.usda.gov/nh
Vermont | New Hampshire
Ted Brady, State Director
87 State Street Suite 324, P O Box 249
Montpelier, VT 05601
(802) 828-6000 or (802) 828-6080|
(802) 828-6018 Fax
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US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service
Emergency Watershed Protection Program Flood Plain Easements
The Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program was set up by Congress to respond to emergencies created by natural disasters. It is designed to relieve imminent hazards to life and property caused by floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, windstorms, fires, and other natural occurrences. New Hampshire Emergency Watershed Program Floodplain Easements is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act)Ongoinghttp://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/landscape/wfpo/Jade Nield
NRCS - NH State Conservation Engineer
Phone: (603) 868-9931, ext. 112
Fax: 855-428-0332
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US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service in New HampshireEmergency Watershed Protection ProgramThe Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program was set up by Congress to respond to emergencies created by natural disasters. It is designed to relieve imminent hazards to life and property caused by floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, windstorms, fires, and other natural occurrences.

The purpose of (EWP) is to help groups of people with a common problem. It is generally not an individual assistance program. All projects undertaken must be sponsored by a political subdivision of the state, such as a city, town, county, or conservation district.

The program is administered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), which provides technical and financial assistance to preserve life and property threatened by excessive erosion and flooding.
Ongoinghttp://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/nh/programs/financial/ewp/Jade Nield
NRCS - NH State Conservation Engineer
Phone: (603) 868-9931, ext. 112
Fax: 855-428-0332
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EPA New EnglandHealthy Communities Grant Program The Healthy Communities Grant Program is EPA New England's main competitive grant program to work directly with communities to reduce environmental risks to protect and improve human health and the quality of life. The Healthy Communities Grant Program will achieve this through identifying and funding projects that:

-Target resources to benefit communities at risk
-Assess, understand, and reduce environmental and human health risks
-Increase collaboration through community-based projects
-Build institutional and community capacity to understand and solve environmental and human health problems
-Achieve measurable environmental and human health benefits
-Advance emergency preparedness and resilience
Every yearhttp://www.epa.gov/region1/eco/uep/hcgp.html Sandra Brownell, brownell.sandra@epa.gov or 617-918-1797).
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New England Grassroots Environmental FundSeed grantsSeed grants are geared to groups launching new projects and/or evolving the scale of an existing project. Grants are intended to support community groups who represent the most exciting energy in the environmental movement that are not being reached by traditional funders. The Fund interprets the word ‘environment’ broadly and will provide funding for a wide range of activities. Whole systems-thinking is critical to initiatives focused on making our environment better, healthier and more sustainable.Ongoinghttps://grassrootsfund.org/dollars/seed-grantsAlly Philip Ally@grassrootsfund.org or Leigh Cameron leigh@grassrootsfund.org, 603-905-9915
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New England Grassroots Environmental FundGrow grantsGrow grants are geared to established groups who are ready to expand the scope of their work. Grow groups often have 1+ year experience running community projects and are ready to take on (pieces of) local system strategy around their issue. Grants are intended to support community groups who represent the most exciting energy in the environmental movement that are not being reached by traditional funders. The Fund interprets the word ‘environment’ broadly and will provide funding for a wide range of activities. Whole systems-thinking is critical to initiatives focused on making our environment better, healthier and more sustainable.Deadlines: March 15 & September 15
(expect decisions early June & December)
https://grassrootsfund.org/dollars/grow-grantsAlly Philip Ally@grassrootsfund.org or Leigh Cameron leigh@grassrootsfund.org, 603-905-9915
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