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Urban Waters Partnership

2020 Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program RFP

The Five Star and Urban Waters program will award approximately $1.5 million in gra​nts nationwide. 

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC), in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), USDA Forest Service (USFS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), FedEx, Southern Company and BNSF Railway are pleased to solicit ap​plications for the 2020 Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration program.Exit

The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration grant program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality, watersheds and the species and habitats they support. This program expects that applicants will represent a mixture of urban and rural communities.

Projects include a variety of ecological improvements along with targeted community outreach, education and stewardship. Ecological improvements may include one or more of the following: wetland, riparian, forest and coastal habitat restoration; wildlife conservation, community tree canopy enhancement, water quality monitoring and green infrastructure best management practices for managing run-off. Projects should also increase access to the benefits of nature, reduce the impact of environmental hazards and engage local communities, particularly underserved communities, in project planning, outreach and implementation.

There will be an informational webinar on November 21st .

​​Applicant Webinar: ​Nov. 21, 2019, 2 p.m., ET

Full Proposal Due Date: Jan. 30, 2020, 11:59 p.m., ET

Review Period: Feb. to July 2020

Awards Announced: Late Summer 2020

For more information or questions about this RFP, please contact:
Chloe Elberty, Coordinator, Community Stewardship