Wednesday, February 16, 2022

NFWF Accepting Applications For Grants To Install Cost-Effective Farm Conservation Practices In Critical Basins In PA's Portion Of Chesapeake Bay Watershed

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Agency and the federal-state Chesapeake Bay Program partnership, is soliciting proposals to accelerate implementation of cost-effective agricultural best management practices in selected basins of the Chesapeake Bay watershed of Pennsylvania under the PA Most Effective Basins Grants Program
The deadline for applications is April 28.

The intent of the Pennsylvania Most Effective Basins (PA-MEB) grants program is to assist the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in achieving its 2025 water quality goals for the agricultural sector under the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) and Pennsylvania’s Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP).

New this year, NFWF has increased the PA-MEB award cap and will award grants of up to $1,000,000 for projects that result in the direct implementation of eligible agricultural best management practices. 

Technical assistance costs associated with conservation planning, the design and engineering of eligible practices, and oversight and management of practice implementation are eligible costs under the program. 

However, technical assistance costs, including personnel, fringe, and subawards or subcontracts to technical assistance providers may not exceed 10 percent of the total funding request. 

We have also significantly streamlined the narrative application requirements to simplify the application process.

March 1 Webinar

NFWF will host an informational webinar for applicants at 2:00 p.m. on March 1. NWFW will also record and post the webinar on our Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund website for those unable to attend. 

To register for the webinar and for all the details on the grant program, visit the NFWF PA Most Effective Basins Grants webpage.

Related Articles:

-- NFWF Now Accepting Applications For Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund Small Watershed Grants

-- NFWF Accepting Applications For Delaware River Watershed Conservation Grants

[Posted: February 16, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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