Wetlands Intern - The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) seeks applications for a Wetlands Internship to assist CZM's Coastal Habitat and Water Quality team on a variety of projects this summer with a focus on coastal wetlands. This is a part time (25-30 hours a week) opportunity located in Boston including some fieldwork in salt marshes and forested wetlands within Massachusetts. Anticipated duration of the internship is mid-June through mid-October 2015. Applicants must be recent graduates with an advanced degree or be in the process of attaining a graduate degree in marine biology, environmental science, ecology, or similar field. Some knowledge or experience of wetland science, botany, fieldwork, and/or marine species of the northwest Atlantic is preferred. Applications are due by May 26.Also, see the links below for other state and coastal-related opportunities.
Coastal Community Resilience Grant Program - CZM is seeking proposals for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Coastal Community Resilience Grant Program. Up to $1.5 million ($350,000 per project) will be awarded to coastal cities and towns to advance innovative local efforts addressing climate change and sea level rise impacts. The funds will finance initiatives to increase awareness of these issues, assess vulnerability and risk, and implement measures to respond, recover, and adapt to coastal impacts. For more information, to view the RFR, and download required forms, see the COMMBUYS website. Proposals are due to CZM by June 12.
Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience Grant Program - CZM is seeking proposals for the FY 2016 Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience Grant Program. Up to $1.5 million ($750,000 per project) will be awarded to coastal cities and towns and non-profit organizations for natural approaches addressing coastal erosion and flooding problems. Grants can be used for planning, feasibility assessment, design, permitting documents, construction, and monitoring of green infrastructure projects that use natural approaches instead of hard structures such as seawalls and groins. For more information, to view the RFR, and download required forms, see the COMMBUYS website. Proposals are due to CZM by June 12.
Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program Regional Service Providers - The Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program (MassBays) is seeking proposals for Regional Service Providers (RSPs) to serve each of the five regions of the MassBays planning area: Upper North Shore, Lower North Shore, Metropolitan Boston, South Shore, and Cape Cod. RSPs will support the implementation of Mass Bays’ Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan. One-year grants of up to $61,000 will be awarded for each region. For more information, to view the Request for Responses (RFR), and download required forms, see the COMMBUYS website. Proposals are due by May 28.
Also, see COMMBUYS - the Commonwealth's electronic procurement system for other state opportunities.
CZM Grant Programs
- Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience Grant Program - These CZM-administered grants provide municipalities and nonprofits with financial and technical resources to advance the understanding and implementation of natural or nonstructural approaches to mitigating coastal erosion and flooding problems.
- Coastal Community Resilience Grant Program - These CZM-administered grants provide municipalities with financial and technical resources to advance new and innovative local efforts to increase awareness of climate impacts, identify vulnerabilities, and implement measures to increase community resilience (i.e., the ability to endure impacts associated with coastal storms and the effects of erosion, flooding, and sea level rise and to respond, recover, and adapt to consequences).
- Coastal Pollutant Remediation (CPR) Program - These grants, which are administered by CZM, provide financial resources to municipalities located in the Massachusetts Coastal Watershed to assess and remediate stormwater pollution from paved surfaces and to design and construct commercial boat waste pumpout facilities.
- Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP) - This program provides federal funding for coastal and estuarine land conservation projects.
Other State Coastal-Related Grants