Nov 06, 2015

Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program 2016 Request for Proposals Opens

Approximately $2.1 million in combined total funding will be available to support projects

Five Star, Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program

On Nov. 3, 2015 the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced a request for proposals (RFP) for the Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program,a public-private partnership, funded in part by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Wetlands and Urban Waters Programs and the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and in conjunction with the Urban Waters Federal Partnership.

Approximately $2.1 million in combined total funding will be available to support projects such as storm water management, addressing water scarcity, source water protection as well as wetlands, riparian, forest and water quality protection and restoration projects in local communities especially underserved communities across the country. In 2016, the Urban Waters Federal Partnership will give special consideration to projects that directly advance priorities of the 19 Urban Water Federal Partnership designated locations. The geographic boundaries of the designated locations can be found in the RFP on the NFWF website.  

NFWF will host a webinar for potential applicants on Nov.18, 2015. This RFP closes Feb. 3, 2016. 

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