The Upper Connecticut River Mitigation and Enhancement Fund

The Upper Connecticut River Mitigation and Enhancement Fund (MEF) supports protection, restoration and enhancement of river, wetland and shoreland resources within the Connecticut River watershed upstream of the confluence of the White River and the Connecticut River at White River Junction, Vermont, and West Lebanon, New Hampshire. 

Grant applications should pertain to one or more of the following three categories:

  1. River Restoration—Projects that improve or enhance water quality, fisheries, fish passage (i.e. dam removal) and habitat for river-dependent species.
  2. Wetland Restoration, Protection and Enhancement—Projects that restore or enhance wetlands(upstream and downstream from the project area) to mitigate for wetlands lost or adversely affected by the project.
  3. Shoreland Protection—Projects that restore or protect buffers and eroding river or stream banks within the watershed.

We accept grant applications from organizations recognized as public charities, tax exempt under Section
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and from public (state or municipal) agencies. Organizations that
do not have public-charity status may apply for grants if another tax-exempt organization acts as a fiscal

Complete applications must be received in one of our offices by no later than 5:00 pm on November 30th.
If the deadline dates falls on a weekend or holiday, then the deadline is the following Monday. In
extraordinary circumstances (for special opportunities or time-sensitive projects), we may consider “off
cycle” grant requests. Examples of such circumstances include land purchases where an option or sales
agreement does not coincide with the application deadline, or where a commitment of funds is needed to
match other, time-sensitive funding sources. In these cases, the applicant must submit a formal
application using the same format required for applications submitted by the regular deadline. For more
information, contact Senior Program Officer Kevin Peterson at 603-653-0387, ext. 1270, or by email at

Instructions for Grant Applications

Contact The Upper Connecticut River Mitigation and Enhancement Fund

Kevin Peterson
Senior Program Officer
37 Pleasant Street
Concord, New Hampshire  03301
Phone: 603-653-0387 ext. 1270


Service Area

National Program

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