Saltwater Connections is a collaborative of community members and organizations united by a shared common interest in building stronger communities along the Outer Banks National Scenic Byway now and for the future.  The collaborative crafts innovative projects that share and perpetuate the maritime culture of the region, encourage economic diversity, promote community health and wellness, and serve the needs of all residents.

What’s New

  • Sea Grant Seeking Applications for Coastal Management Fellowship
    December 14, 2014
    North Carolina Sea Grant is accepting applications for the 2015 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Management Fellowship program for postgraduate students. The two-year fellowship provides professional, on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students. In 2015, fellows will be placed in agencies, similar to the N.C. Division of Coastal ...
  • Rural Health Action Plan Implementation Grants
    December 14, 2014
    The North Carolina Institute of Medicine, with funding from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, is pleased to announce the availability of Rural Health Action Plan Technical Assistance (TA) Grants to help accelerate and improve the implementation of the North Carolina Rural Health Action Plan. The Rural Health Action Plan Technical Assistance Grants are one-time grants that will ...
  • A Gathering of NC Food Councils
    December 14, 2014
    Last week (December 4-5) Rick Morse attended a remarkable event, perhaps the first of it’s kind. It was a gathering of people involved in local food system work from all across North Carolina, as well as some representatives from South Carolina and Virginia. The title of the event was “Connecting for the Future: A Gathering of NC Food ...
  • National Fisheries Fellowship Accepting Applications
    December 14, 2014
    North Carolina Sea Grant is accepting applications from North Carolina graduate students for the 2015 National Sea Grant College Program/NOAA Fisheries fellowship. This opportunity is open to U.S. citizens who are doctoral students in academic institutions in the United States and its territories. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Jan. 29, 2015. This program provides real-world experience and fosters ...
  • Richard Joyner: Purpose Prize Winner 2014
    December 2, 2014
    In 2005, the Rev. Richard Joyner had a realization. He had presided over too many funerals at a church of just 300 members. In one year alone, 30 congregants under the age of 32 years had died. “We had at least 20 funerals per year, and a lot of the deaths were health-related — poor diets, ...
  • Health Care Equipment and Training Grant Opportunity
    December 2, 2014
    Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation is pleased to announce the new Health Care Equipment and Training Grant cycle is now open.These equipment and training grants are one-time, one-year grants (up to $10,000) focusing on projects that increase the capacity or scope of service of safety net providers. Examples of equipment or training that may be procured as a part of the ...
  • VISIBLE CONNECTIONS: CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS IN RURAL SPACE
    December 2, 2014
    From Tokyo to Berlin to New York City, a quick art history review will demonstrate that many of the significant movements in the arts have incubated in cities as – until recently – location dictated cultural connection. With the birth of modern art in the mid-1800’s, geographic proximity became essential for both communication and the ...

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