The North Carolina Community Foundation seeks grant applications for projects in coastal scientific research and/or environmental education in the northeastern counties of North Carolina. Grant funding of $500 is available in this initial year. Proposals are due by Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. Click here for an application.

Eligible proposals should be for a local northeast NC program, project or environmental education outreach effort in one the following counties: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell or Washington.

About the Northeastern NC Coastal Research and Environmental Education Fund:
The endowment was established by Bill and Peggy Birkemeier earlier this year to support charitable endeavors in the fields of coastal scientific research and environmental education in North Carolina's northeastern counties (outlined above).

Bill, retired from the US Army Corps of Engineers, and Peggy, retired from NCCF, both love and appreciate the challenges of the coastal environment.

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