Tuesday, February 28, 2017

National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Accepting Applications For Chesapeake Bay Grants

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the federal-state Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership, is soliciting proposals to restore water quality and habitats in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Proposals are due May 9.  Webinars for applicants will be held March 21 and 23.
NFWF estimates awarding up to $12 million in grants through the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund in 2017, contingent on the availability of funding. Major funding for the Stewardship Fund comes from the EPA.
Note: There is a special priority for Pennsylvania farm conservation practices.
Other important contributions are provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Altria Group, and CSX.
March 21 & 23 Webinars
NFWF will host a webinar for applicants on Tuesday, March 21st to review the Request for Proposals and respond to questions.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to participate, and can register for the webinar online.  
In addition, NFWF will provide training on the new online FieldDoc tool for calculating nutrient and sediment load reductions from proposed Stewardship Fund projects on March 23.  
All applicants proposing to improve water quality through their project, including those who have received Stewardship Fund grants previously, are strongly encouraged to participate, and can register for the FieldDoc webinar online.
A Request for Proposals detailing NFWF’s funding priorities and other key considerations is available online.  Applications must be submitted through NFWF’s online application.
For additional information or to discuss project ideas, please contact Jake Reilly by sending email to: jake.reilly@nfwf.org, Elizabeth Nellums by sending email to: elizabeth.nellums@nfwf.org, or Alyssa Hildt by sending email to: alyssa.hildt@nfwf.org or call 202-857 0166.

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