Washington, D.C.  – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik announced that the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) is seeking proposals for projects that aim to improve water quality and ecosystems along the Lake Champlain watershed. The LCBP will award more than $400,000 to qualified organizations, municipalities, and educational institutions. Projects located in the New York, Québec, and Vermont portions of Lake Champlain will be eligible for consideration. These grants will support projects that advance the goals of the long-term Lake Champlain management plan, and the funds are supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Great Lakes Fishery Commission.

“Lake Champlain is an important environmental resource in the North Country, and the Lake Champlain Basin Program coordinates and funds important efforts to protect its water quality, wildlife, and recreation, among other things,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “These important grants will provide many North Country communities along the Lake Champlain watershed with the necessary funding to complete essential water quality and conservation projects. I am a longtime supporter of the Lake Champlain Basin Program and advocate for its funding each year at the federal level. I look forward to seeing the completion of several projects that will help protect and restore the health of Lake Champlain, and I will continue to advocate for programs like these in Congress.”