Foundation / Corporation
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) - Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund
05/01/20 11:59 PM EDT
Grants to Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia nonprofits, agencies, Tribes, and schools for water conservation projects in eligible regions. Applicants must submit a pre-proposal prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to help restore the water quality and habitats of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers and streams. The program will focus primarily on efforts to enhance and expand the capacity and impact of existing partnerships.
NFWF will competitively award funding under the INSR program to partnership projects that simultaneously (1) cultivate the growth and maturation of existing regional-scale partnerships working on watershed restoration, and (2) measurably accelerate the geographic scale and/or rate of implementation for priority water quality improvement practices identified through the Chesapeake Bay TMDL and associated WIPs.
Pre-proposals must summarize both the current composition, structure, and function of the existing partnership(s) included in the proposal, citing formal and informal mechanisms for coordination and collaboration, as well as enhancements in these partnerships that will be achieved through the proposed project activities. Pre-proposals must also establish a clear connection as to how proposed changes in coordinated and collaborative structures and/or functions will help to accelerate water quality improvements, a quantification of those water quality improvements, address key implementation and adoption barriers for priority practices, and improve long-term sustainability and durability of associated partnerships. Invited full proposals will be expected to expand on these details by providing a specific work plan for growth and maturation complete with timelines for major milestones and interim indicators of partnership growth and maturation.
The following four key areas for investment have been identified:
For additional information about these key areas, see: https://www.nfwf.org/chesapeake/Documents/2020-insr-rfp.pdf#page=3
Special consideration will be afforded to proposed partnerships or networks that address one or more of the following specific strategies with the potential to advance transformational water quality improvement approaches:
For additional information about these strategies, see: https://www.nfwf.org/chesapeake/Documents/2020-insr-rfp.pdf#page=4
GrantWatch ID#: 156219
An estimated 6-8 individual grant awards
Awards will range from $500,000 to $1 million each.
NFWF estimates awarding $5-7 million in grants through the INSR program in 2020.
All 2020 INSR grants must be completed within three years of grant award.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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USA: Delaware; Maryland; New York; Pennsylvania; Virginia; Washington, DC; West Virginia
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