Capacity-building and Restoration Grants available

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Request for Proposals for the Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Five-Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grants. Details are available at The grant programs seek to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships for wetland, forest, riparian and coastal habitat restoration with a particular focus on urban waters and watersheds.


EPA’s OWOW Five Star Program and the Urban Waters Program partnered with U.S. Forest Service to contribute funds to this grant program. Additional private funds were leveraged by NFWF to make approximately $1.5 million available for grants of between $20,000 and $50,000 each. Additional Urban Waters Federal Partnership agencies are also considering contributing to the total funding available.


There is a webinar scheduled for potential applicants this Thursday, December 6, at 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST. The webinar will review the RFP and provide an overview of the program. Applicants are encouraged to participate in the webinar, but it is not mandatory. To register, click here. If you are unable to participate, the recorded webinar will be posted online for review and you may also direct questions to the contacts listed at Applications must be postmarked by February 7, 2013, and award notifications are scheduled for July 31, 2013

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