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National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) - Delaware River Program
04/09/20 11:59 PM ET
Grants to New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribes, and educational institutions to enhance habitats and improve water quality throughout the local watershed. Funding is intended for the rehabilitation and conservation of natural areas, corridors, and waterways that support native fish, wildlife and plants, and to contribute to the vitality of the communities in the Delaware River watershed.
Projects must be implemented entirely within the Delaware River watershed, which includes portions of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Organizations located outside the watershed may apply if their project will be conducted entirely within the watershed.
Priority for Conservation Action Grants will be given to projects that collaboratively address one or more of the following Strategic Program Areas.
For more information about these projects priorities, see: https://www.nfwf.org/sites/default/files/2020-02/delaware-river-2020-rfp-final.pdf#page=3
Projects should also incorporate one or more Cross-Program Activities outlined in the Framework: engage and equip the public to support coordinated restoration and protection; facilitate resiliency of natural systems; increase scientific knowledge, monitoring and research needed for successful project implementation; provide technical assistance for restoration and conservation; conserve areas of regional significance in the Delaware River Watershed.
For a list of project metrics, see: https://www.nfwf.org/sites/default/files/2020-02/delaware-river-2020-rfp-final.pdf#page=6
Limited funding is available to facilitate targeted conservation easement and acquisition projects that protect existing, high quality fish and wildlife habitat in the Delaware watershed — particularly at-risk, listed, and NFWF priority species. Requests for land protection funding should not exceed 25% of the total project cost and should only include transaction and project management costs, such as surveys, appraisal, environmental report, etc
GrantWatch ID#: 179400
Matching grants of $50,000 to $500,000 each.
Generally grants of less than $100,000 will be awarded for restoration at a single site and/or involving fewer partners. Proposals requesting $100,000 to $500,000 should represent broad-based partnerships engaged in implementing comprehensive restoration and conservation approaches that may include multiple sites and multiple strategies.
Projects must be ready to begin implementation within six months of the grant award, and completed within two years of grant award.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register and apply online: https://easygrants.nfwf.org
Rachel Dawson, Program Director, Delaware River
Claire Flynn, Manager, Northeastern Region
Erin Lewis, Coordinator, Northeast Regional Programs
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
1133 Fifteenth St., N.W., Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
Delaware River Watershed
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