2023 Request for Proposals: Environmental Enhancement Grant Program – North Carolina

The Office of the North Carolina Attorney General has issued this Request for Proposals (RFP) to identify environmental enhancement projects contemplated by the Smithfield Agreement for reimbursement under the Environmental Enhancement Grant Program (“EEG Program”).

Donor Name: Office of the North Carolina Attorney General

State: North Carolina

County: All Counties

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: 03/30/2023

Size of the Grant: $5,000 to $500,000

Grant Duration: 3 years



The EEG Program offers reimbursement grants for projects that improve the air, water, and land quality of North Carolina to address the goals of the Smithfield Agreement. When applying for a grant, please consider the purpose of the EEG Program, the program areas identified and their objectives, and the budget limitations for the project.

Program Areas

The EEG Program funds a wide variety of projects. In order to better compare similar types of proposals, applicants should identify their projects within the following categories:

Applicants are asked to identify their proposed projects based on the proposed project’s primary activities. If the projects include multiple types of work, the identification of the proposed project should be based on which of the primary activities will require the most time or money.

Funding Information

The EEG Program awards from $5,000.00 to $500,000.00 for projects. Projects are expected to be completed within three (3) years from the date of the grant award. This is a reimbursement grant. Grant funds reimburse project costs incurred after the execution of a memorandum of understanding (MOU). A minimum of 10% of the total award will be held until the project is completed and the final report has been approved by the EEG Program. Funds can be made available for real property acquisitions that require grant funds to close as long as all documentation has been submitted and all requirements have been met.

Eligible Applicants

  • The applicant must be a nonprofit organization or institution with documented 501(c)(3) status and either a charitable purpose that includes the conservation, preservation, or restoration of North Carolina’s environmental and natural resources or which has a documented history of environmental work. Institutes of Higher Education (IHE), federal, state, and local governments are likewise eligible to submit applications.
  • EEG proposals for project locations from across the state will be considered; however, consistent with the Smithfield Agreement, priority will be given to projects that directly improve the water quality in the Cape Fear, Lumber, Neuse, Tar-Pamlico, and White Oak River Basin.

For more information, visit ONCAG.