Deadline: May 16, 2012
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is soliciting proposals to restore the habitats and water quality of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers and streams. The Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund will award over $10 million in grants and technical assistance in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Program.
Major funding for the Stewardship Fund comes from the Environmental Protection Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Forest Service and Altria. Through this Request for Proposals, NFWF will award at least $8.5 million in Implementation Grants, and will award technical assistance valued at approximately $1.5 million through a new Local Government Capacity Building Initiative.
NFWF will host a webinar on Friday, April 13 for applicants to review this Request for Proposals and respond to questions. Applicants are strongly encouraged to participate, and can register for the webinar at the website below.
The Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund (CBSF) accelerates local implementation of innovative, sustainable, and cost-effective strategies for restoring and protecting water quality and vital habitats within the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
To achieve this goal, the Foundation partners with the Chesapeake Bay Program to engage in grant-making, provide technical assistance to grantees, facilitate information sharing, and effectively monitor projects to assess program impact.
From 1999 to 2011, the Stewardship Fund awarded 711 grants totaling over $68.9 million. These investments leveraged more than $111 million in grantee matching funds to support a wide range of conservation projects throughout the Bay basin.
Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund 2012 Grants