Friday, November 9, 2018

NFWF, Wildlife Habitat Council Accepting Applications For 2019 Five Star & Urban Waters Restoration Grants

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Wildlife Habitat Council are now accepting applications for the 2019 Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program which will award approximately $1.7 million in grants nationwide.  The deadline for applications is January 31.
Applicant Webinar
There will be a webinar held on November 15 at 2:00 p.m. for potential applicants.  Click Here to register.
The grants are being offered in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USDA Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, FedEx, Southern Company, Shell Oil Company and BNSF Railway.
The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration grant program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality, watersheds and the species and habitats they support.
Projects include a variety of ecological improvements along with targeted community outreach, education and stewardship.
Ecological improvements may include one or more of the following: wetland, riparian, forest and coastal habitat restoration; wildlife conservation, community tree canopy enhancement, water quality monitoring and green infrastructure best management practices for managing run-off.
Projects should also increase access to the benefits of nature, reduce the impact of environmental hazards and engage local communities, particularly underserved communities, in project planning, outreach and implementation.
This program expects that applicants will represent a mixture of urban and rural communities. NFWF may use a mix of public and private funding sources to support any grant made through this program.
Funding from some sponsors have geographic preferences for projects, for example, FedEx is making  $300,000 available for areas like Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, among others.
For all the details, visit the NFWF Five Star & Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program webpage.

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