Friday, February 19, 2021

National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Accepting Applications For Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the federal-state Chesapeake Bay Program partnership, is now accepting applications for 2021 Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants.

Proposals are due April 22.

The Small Watershed Grants program provides funding for 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.

NFWF estimates awarding $8-10 million in grants through the combined SWG program in 2021 contingent on the availability of funding. 

Major funding comes from the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program Office, with other important contributions by Altria Group, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

For more information visit the NFWF Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants webpage or direct questions about this RFP to Jake Reilly, Stephanie Heidbreder  or Sydney Godbey  via email or by phone at (202) 857-0166.

(Reprinted from the February DEP Chesapeake Bay Phase 3 WIP NewsClick Here to sign up for your own copy.)


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[Posted: February 19, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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