The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced an RFP for Five-Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grants. The grant
program seeks 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, stormwater management, outreach and stewardship with a particular focus on water quality, watersheds and the habitats they support. This opportunity is sponsored in part by the Urban Waters Federal Partnership, to improve urban water quality, increase public access and restore riparian habitat and urban forests in developed watersheds throughout the United States.
Also in this RFP, EPA makes funding available through its Five Star Program for on-the-ground restoration projects that include on-the-ground wetland, riparian, in stream and/or coastal habitat restoration. For more information please visit EPA’s Five Star Website at: http://water.epa.gov/grants_funding/wetlands/restore/index.cfm .
There is a webinar about the Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant program for potential applicants on Thursday, December 5 (2-3:30 pm EDT). The webinar will review the RFP and provide an overview of the program. First time applicants and anyone with questions about the RFP are strongly encouraged to participate in the webinar. Registration information can be found on the website at http://www.nfwf.org/fivestar.
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), the National Association of Counties, and the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC), in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), USDA Forest Service (USFS), the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Southern Company, FedEx and PG&E, have created a combined total funding opportunity for the 2014 Five Star/Urban Waters Restoration Program of approximately $1,800,000. Applications for this RFP must be submitted online in Easygrants by 11:59 pm EDT, Wednesday, February 5, 2014. See the RFP to learn more about using Easygrants.
New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC):
The NEIWPCC and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Hudson River Estuary Program, in partnership with the NYS DEC Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve, are soliciting proposals to design a "sustainable shorelines" demonstration project at Nyack Beach State Park that will incorporate "ecologically-enhanced, engineered" shoreline treatments that resist erosion, enhance the intended use of the site by the public, and improve the habitat value of the site for fish and wildlife species of the Hudson River Estuary.
For RFP, click here.
Please Note >> Proposals are due 5:00 PM EST, November 6, 2013.
NYS Assembly Grants Action News: This provides a monthly update on available state, federal and private grants.
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Grants: This page provides information on competitive grants for environmental protection and improvement, which are available to municipalities, community organizations, not-for-profit organizations and others. In addition, information about potential funding under section 604(b) of the Clean Water Act can be found here.
NYS DEC's Urban & Community Forestry Grant Program: This page provides information on DEC's Cost-Share Grants. Eligible project categories include tree inventories & management plans; maintenance & invasive pest detection survey; and $1,000 Quick Start Arbor Day Grants.
For Request for Application, click here.
Please Note >> Round 12 Applications must be postmarked
on or before December 5th, 2013.
NYS Department of State (DOS) Grants: This resource page provides information on grant opportunities offered by the NYS DOS.
NYS Department of State, Office of Communities & Waterfronts: This resource page provides information on the NYS Environmental Protection Fund's Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP).
NYSERDA - Focus on Water and Wastewater: These programs are designed to assist municipalities in making sound energy decisions about their water and wastewater treatment facilities, including support for customized energy evaluations through the FlexTech Program, capital incentives for the installation of energy-efficient equipment and processes through the Existing Facilities Program, and support for developing and demonstrating innovative technologies. Additional funding opportunities through NYSERDA can be found here.
Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF): The WERF funds water quality research on behalf of its subscribers and facilitates collaboration among organizations seeking funding partners for high-priority issues. The WERF awards funding through a competitive process, coordinating the funding under contract through a staff-assigned program manager. All qualified entities -- including international organizations and disadvantaged business enterprises -- are encouraged to submit research proposals.