CCRG Sets December Proposal Deadline for New Community Collaborations

Courtesy of Dave Shaw – NC Sea Grant

North Carolina Sea Grant’s Community Collaborative Research Grant program (CCRG) is accepting proposals through Dec. 21, 2022 for projects to start in April 2023. The CCRG program brings communities and researchers together to address important coastal challenges and statewide water resource issues.

CCRG strongly encourages proposals from applicants at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions, as well as from traditionally underserved and underrepresented communities. In addition, CCRG strongly encourages proposals that demonstrate how projects and related outreach will benefit underserved and underrepresented communities.

New grants will range from $5,000 to $25,000 for one-year projects. Recently funded CCRG projects have supported youth education, tribal knowledge, air and water quality, and an exploration of plastic contaminants in headwaters. Stories about many previous projects are available at

The CCRG program partners with NC State University’s William R. Kenan Jr. Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science (KIETS) and North Carolina’s Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI). CCRG funding opportunities address watersheds and water resource issues, as well as other urgencies, with an added emphasis this year on strategies and solutions for human health challenges caused by the changing climate.