New Opportunity to Apply for NFWF Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program

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The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC), in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), USDA Forest Service (USFS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), FedEx, Southern Company and BNSF Railway are soliciting proposals for the Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration grant program. Local water quality, water quality monitoring, and source water protection plans are specifically mentioned, among other activities and priorities relevant to source water protection.

Full Proposal Due Date: January 28, 2021 by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time). Eligible applicants include non-profit 501(c) organizations, state government agencies, local governments, municipal governments, Indian tribes and educational institutions. Grant program priorities include:

  1. On-the-Ground Restoration
  2. Environmental Outreach, Education & Training
  3. Community Partnerships
  4. Measurable Results
  5. Sustainability

Approximately $1,500,000 is available nationwide for projects meeting program priorities. There is one round of full proposals annually for this program. Awards range from $20,000 to $50,000 with an average size of $35,000 and 40-50 grants awarded per year. Grants should span 12 to 18 months with a start date in late summer/early fall 2021. More details can be found here.

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