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$200K grant awarded to Riverkeepers of Waterkeepers Carolina

Environmental, Sound Rivers

Posted on April 27th, 2023

Waterkeepers Carolina (with Sound Rivers acting as fiscal sponsor) has been awarded a $200,000 grant from Mosaic in partnership with the Water Solutions Fund.

“Promoting nature-based solutions through community collaboration” is the name of the project, which will do exactly that: coordinate a statewide campaign focused on securing Inflation Reduction Act funding for clean-water projects and nature-based flooding solutions in BIPOC and low-income communities — often those most impacted by flooding.

“We’re grateful for the funding,” said Sound Rivers’ Executive Director Heather Deck. “This will allow Riverkeepers across the state trying to help the communities most burdened by flooding and pollution get access to federal Inflation Reduction Act money. It will be available to fund green stormwater infrastructure projects and repair of outdated sewer infrastructure across the state.”

Mosaic is a national grantmaking initiative focusing on large-scale collaborations and funding to support people working to ensure clean air and water, a safe climate, healthy and just communities for all, and thriving natural systems.

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