Request for Proposals: APNEP Engagement and Stewardship

Posted by: CAKE Team
Post Date: 1/29/2024
Opportunity Type: Funding
Organization/Grantor: Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership (APNEP)
Position/Title/Fund: Request for Proposals: Engagement and Stewardship
Deadline: February 15, 2024
Contact Info:

APNEP is currently accepting applications for Funding Year 2024 Engagement & Stewardship Grants until February 15, 2024.

Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership (APNEP) offers funding for Engagement & Stewardship projects on a regular basis. We accept project proposals for environmental projects that increase community stewardship, volunteerism, and environmental literacy within the Albemarle-Pamlico region. Based on availability of funding in a given year, generally $40,000-$80,000 in funds may be awarded to multiple projects.


  • State, Tribal, and local governments (including Councils of Government and Planning District Commissions) 
  • Interstate and intrastate agencies
  • Public and private nonprofit organizations and institutions
  • Public and independent K-12 schools, and higher education institutions

APNEP accepts proposals only for projects or initiatives that take place within or primarily impact areas within the APNEP management boundary in North Carolina and Virginia, and which assist in implementing at least one of the APNEP Engagement and Stewardship Team’s four Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) Actions. The CCMP is a long-term plan that contains specific targeted actions to address a wide range of environmental issues in the Albemarle-Pamlico region, including education, engagement, and stewardship needs. More details are available in the Request for Proposals document below. 

APNEP's Priority Areas for Funding include:

  • Community Resiliency
  • Water Quality
  • Wetlands
  • Submerged Aquatic Vegetation
How to Apply:

Apply online. APNEP’s abridged Engagement and Stewardship Request for Proposals and Scope of Work application are available below. All applications must be submitted to in electronic format as a Word document by the deadline February 15, 2024.

For the current funding year, applications will be accepted between December 15, 2023 and February 15, 2024 and assessed on a rolling basis based on criteria developed by APNEP’s Engagement and Stewardship Action Team. Applicants will receive a funding decision from APNEP staff within 4 weeks after the deadline. Assistance with project proposals is available; please contact APNEP staff at for more details.