Conservation Grants

The CHNEP provides Conservation Grants to support portions of larger projects that implement our Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP).  Since 2001, CHNEP has offered grants to help establish and maintain environmental education efforts and further partnerships to help implement the CCMP. The cost reimbursement funding is in the $500-$3,000 range. We require at least a 50% match of our funds, but that can be in the form of volunteer hours, in-kind donations, and other non-cash sources.  Preference will be given to partners and to projects in communities that have been historically underserved.

   Summer Deadline is August 1st, 2022 for a October 2022 award notice

Please read the following restrictions carefully. The CHNEP does not fund the following:

  • Events or services for which there is an admission fee or charge; CHNEP will consider providing support for scholarships to allow participation by those who would not otherwise be able to,

  • Restoration or improvements on private property,

  • Projects that personally financially benefit the applicant,

  • Political action or legislative advocacy,

  • Fundraising activities,

  • Projects completed prior to the award of the grant,

  • Items that will be sold by the grant recipient,  

  • Reprinting of existing material unless part of a larger educational program, or

  • Capital improvement or endowment funds, or usual operating costs.

  • Conference registrations and travel


For more information or any questions, please contact CHNEP at

Previously Funded Grants

Seagrass Adventure Wading Trips

Seagrass Adventure Wading Trips

Grant to provide school bus transportation for 53 second grade public school classes to attend Seagrass Wading Adventures