Thursday, February 13, 2020

NFWF Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund Accepting Applications For Small Watershed Grants

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund is now accepting applications for Small Watershed Grants.  The deadline for pre-proposals is April 14.
The grants are to support projects within the Chesapeake Bay watershed that promote community-based efforts to protect and restore the diverse natural resources of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers and streams.
NFWF will award funding through two distinct funding opportunities: 
-- SWG Implementation (SWG-I) grants of $50,000-$500,000 will be awarded for projects that result in direct, on-the-ground actions to protect and restore water quality, species, and habitats in the Bay watershed; and 
-- SWG Planning and Technical Assistance (SWG-PTA) grants up to $50,000 will be awarded for projects that enhance local capacity to more efficiently and effectively implement future on-the-ground actions through assessment, planning, design, and other technical assistance-oriented activities. 
FWF estimates awarding $8-10 million in grants through the combined SWG program in 2020 contingent on the availability of funding. 
Major funding comes from the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program Office, with other important contributions by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Altria Group. 
Innovative Nutrient & Sediment Reduction Grants
NFWF is also accepting applications for Chesapeake Bay Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Grants.  The deadline for pre-proposals is February 28.
For more information on other grant opportunities available, visit the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund webpage.
For more information on how Pennsylvania plans to meet its Chesapeake Bay cleanup obligations, visit DEP’s PA’s Phase 3 Watershed Implementation Plan webpage.
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[Posted: February 13, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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