Upper CT River Mitigation and Enhancement Fund

The Upper Connecticut River Mitigation and Enhancement Fund (MEF) supports restoration, protection, and enhancement of the river, wetlands, and shore lands within the Connecticut River watershed upstream of the confluence of the White River and the Connecticut River at White River Junction, Vermont and West Lebanon, New Hampshire. This fund was created as part of the settlement agreement between the parties involved in the federal process to award a new operating license for three hydroelectric dams on the Connecticut River at Fifteen Mile Falls near Littleton, New Hampshire and Ryegate, Vermont.

The MEF and its associated grantmaking program are administered by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (NHCF). Please visit the NHCF website for more information.

Deadlines and Notification

Concept papers are due to NHCF by 5:00 p.m. on January 5, 2018.
Applications (by invitation only) are due by 5:00 p.m. on February 9, 2018. 


Please direct all inquiries about this grant program to:

Peter Benson
Senior Program Officer, Lakes and North Country Regions
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
603-225-6641 ext 271