Environmental Improvement Fund Grants

HRSD Environmental Improvement Fund Grants

Recipients of grants from HRSD's Environmental Improvement Fund have included:
  • Elizabeth River Project for its River Information Center and educational materials
  • Mattaponi Heritage Foundation for American shad restoration and water quality monitoring
  • Portsmouth Public Library Foundation, Inc. for books to support the school system's environmental science curriculum
  • Virginia Institute of Marine Science for their submerged aquatic vegetation program
  • Virginia Living Museum for environmental education
  • Virginia Water Environment Association (VWEA) for an environmental education program for engineering students at Virginia's colleges and universities.

At a minimum, these eligibility requirements must be met for grant funding:

  • Only government agencies, nonprofit organizations, or educational institutions are eligible
  • The project must benefit the receiving waterways or residents of the HRSD service area. Projects that benefit more than one HRSD locality are preferred
  • Appropriate projects relate to environmental education or water quality improvements and must be compatible with the HRSD mission

Grant Guidelines (pdf)
Grant Procedures (pdf)


For more information, contact Leila Rice, Director of Communications, at lrice@hrsd.com.



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