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National Estuary Program (NEP)

Sustainable Financing Examples from the National Estuary Program (NEP)

These pages highlight examples of successful finance mechanisms being used by the National Estuary Programs (NEPs).

Funding Mechanisms Used by the National Estuary Programs

National Estuary Program (NEP) Funding Mechanism Amount of Funding Use of Funding
Partnership for the Delaware Estuary Annual Appeal $29,779 in 2005 General support
Casco Bay Estuary Partnership (ME) Special Appeal $56,000 Lobster habitat study and relocation effort
Narragansett Bay Estuary Program (RI) Grant and Partnership $600,000 Habitat restoration
Indian River Lagoon NEP (FL) License Plate Program $400,000 annually Habitat restoration and environmental education
Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program (TX) Supplemental Environmental Project $1.5 million Land acquisition and habitat restoration
Peconic Estuary Partnership (NY) Real Estate Transfer Tax $169 million through January 2004 Land preservation
Tampa Bay Estuary Program (FL) Interlocal Agreement At least $415,000 annually Bay restoration and water quality improvements

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