Research & Implementation
The Barnegat Bay Partnership typically solicits proposals for research or implementation projects in the fall/winter of each year through a Request for Proposals (RFP). The RFP addresses priority items identified in our Strategic Plan, with a particular focus as determined by the Science and Technical Advisory Committee and Advisory Committee. The number and amount of awards varies depending upon the level of available funds, but matching funds or in-kind services are required.
To see projects previously funded through this process visit the Research and Implementation Projects section of our website.
To be included on the RFP electronic distribution list please contact Jim Vasslides at 732-255-0472 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education & Outreach
The Communications and Education Committee of the BBP has decided to suspend funding of the BBP Education and Outreach minigrant program for 2010-2011 and to devote those funds to support on-going Communication Plan implementation activities.
If you are not already on the Trust for Public Land’s minigrant mailing list, they have a very similar program and a request to be added to their mailing list can be made by contacting Joana Clark at 973-292-1100, extension 10, or email@example.com, or by visiting TPL's website at www.tpl.org/barnegatbay.
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In prior years (and perhaps again in 2012, if funds are available), the Barnegat Bay Partnership offered grants ranging from $750 to $5,000 to organizations helping the BBP address top education and outreach priorities. Projects seeked to increase public awareness and education; emphasized that the ecosystem is a living environmental and social resource; demonstrated that the public could help to protect the estuary; motivated people to actively participate in its restoration; and utilized innovative activities which involved people and led to local action.
All who applied were required to provide matching funds or in-kind services. This opportunity was open to individuals, nonprofit organizations, local governments or environmental commissions, private businesses, professional organizations, and teachers.