CFL Lakes Grants Program
In 2018 the CFL Board of Directors voted to create a CFL Lakes Grants Program. Under this program, the CFL requests applications from its members for financial grants to support projects in three categories: Lake Association Grant, and Lake and Watershed Research Grant. The CFL annually provides up to a total of $4000. Individual grants of up to $1000 have been awarded.
State Aquatic Invasive Species Grant Program
In 2019, the Connecticut General Assembly (with strong encouragement from CFL!) established an Aquatic Invasive Species Stamp fee (Public Act 19-190) that applied to all registered boats using CT waters, to proved a dedicated funding source for the "Connecticut Lakes, Rivers, and Ponds Preservation Account." This account funds programs to protect the state's lakes, ponds, and rivers by addressing aquatic invasive species and cyanobacteria blooms.
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Other Organizations Grant Opportunities
The following grants opportunities may be useful. They may not be available right now or fit your organization, so please read through the individual requirements before applying. If they are not available now put them on your calendar for the future. CFL does not have any affiliation with the following organizations.
Bass Pro Shops
At this time, we are investing in programs and initiatives that are aligned with our commitment to conservation. This includes projects and organizations working in the following areas: Conserving Wildlife and Habitat, Connecting New Audiences to the Outdoors, Advocating for Access and Sportsmen’s Rights, Supporting Military and Veterans, and Strengthening Communities in the Missouri Ozarks
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Awards competitive grants through our programs to protect and conserve our nation's fish, wildlife, plants and habitats. The Foundation works with public and private partners in all 50 states and U.S. territories to solve the most challenging conservation problems. Explore the programs to learn about their conservation goals and strategies, and the species and landscapes they support.