Earth Day is Every Day, Grants Available for Local Climate Action

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is pleased to announce that it is accepting proposals from organizations – including community and neighborhood groups – and individuals for initiatives focused on addressing climate change and other environmental improvement projects.  A total of $25,000 will be awarded, with most grants being in the $5,000 range.

These grant funds were made available through the efforts of the New Bedford Earth Day 50th Anniversary Committee in 2020.  Plans for the anniversary event were derailed due to the Covid 19 pandemic, and the Committee wishes to distribute funds raised according to the expectations of the donors.

Initiatives may include but not be limited to:

  • Climate change education, including experiential learning opportunities
  • The preservation and protection of areas most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, including beaches, saltmarshes, and uplands immediately adjacent to the coast
  • The restoration of areas that, when improved, will contribute to climate resiliency, such as the planting of street trees; the conversion of residential lawns, farmlands, and paved areas along the coast to native grassland; the expansion of culverts to allow for increased tidal flow
  • Neighborhood and beach clean-ups

All activities should occur within the Coalition’s working area (

Successful applicants will demonstrate that the project for which they are seeking funding can be implemented during the 2023 calendar year.  Additionally, grantees must agree to their project being included in communications from the Buzzards Bay Coalition to its membership and other community stakeholders.

To learn more and apply, please click here to download the full Request for Proposal.

To access a recording of the virtual information session, please click here.

Categories: On the Bay, On the Land

Working to Save Buzzards Bay

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is a membership-supported organization dedicated to improving the health of the Buzzards Bay ecosystem for all through education, conservation, research, and advocacy.

We work to protect clean water on the Bay and on the land: