Funding Opportunity: Green Infrastructure and Low Impact Development to Mitigate Impacts on Freshwater Systems 

February 7th, 2023

The purpose of the competitive grant program is to fund research projects that will enhance and optimize the deployment of green infrastructure and low impact development techniques to mitigate impacts on freshwater systems (GI/LID). The utilization of GI/ LID in freshwater watersheds will have profound and positive benefits on the health of our coastal ecosystems, a primary goal of New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium and the National Sea Grant College Program. 

NJSGC anticipates funding for up to 3-5 projects with a maximum budget of $160,000 per project for 18 months. The total funding available combined is $480,000. Funding must include a 50% non-federal match. The proposed start date should be December 1, 2023, with completion no later than May 31, 2025. 

Deadlines for applications: 

Letters of Intent: March 24, 2023, by 11:59 pm ET
Full Proposals: June 9, 2023, by 11:59 pm ET.
Please note that deadlines will be strictly enforced. The opportunity to submit a full proposal is contingent on the timely receipt of a letter of intent.

This competition calls for research projects on green infrastructure and low impact development techniques in metropolitan areas of the Mid-Atlantic coastal states (NY-NJ-DE-PA-MD-VA-NC). All fieldwork must take place within the watersheds of this region. A significant part of the Sea Grant’s capabilities and place-based engagement in the coastal environments along the East Coast involves partnering with State and local agencies and academic institutions to conduct coastal management-related research. Continued engagement with Sea Grant partners will be an important aspect of this competition, and engagement with Sea Grant programs will be valued in the review process. 

For more information please view the official RFP document here. Research priorities for this RFP reflect the Strategic Scoping Document developed for this project. 

For additional information please contact Dr. Peter Rowe at