USDA Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Southern Company
07/23/20 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, and Indian tribes to improve water quality and restore aquatic habitats in targeted Southeastern watersheds and river basins. Proposals will be considered from the following geographies: the Alabama and Mobile-Tombigbee Basins, the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) Basin in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida, and the coastal HUC-6 watersheds within the Gulf Coast states (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas).
For more information on each region, see https://www.nfwf.org/sites/default/files/2020-06/SE-Aquatics-Fund-2020-RFP.pdf#page=2.
The Southeast Aquatics Fund is a competitive grants program that supports watershed-based restoration that will improve the health of aquatic systems and secure populations of native freshwater aquatic species by promoting a habitat-based approach a diversity of species benefit, from game species to at-risk species, helping reduce the risk of future listings under the ESA.
Competitive proposals will address the threats facing the species within the above-listed geographies by implementing one or more of the following strategies identified below. (Please note that proposals in the “Gulf Coastal Watershed Working Lands Conservation and Management” Geographic Focal Area may only apply for the first program priority.) Proposals should demonstrate how project activities will advance specific goals and objectives of the Longleaf Forests and Rivers Business Plan and other relevant conservation plans, including, but not limited to, State Wildlife and Forest Action Plans, regional watershed management plans, fish habitat partnerships, and federal species recovery plans. Lastly, NFWF is interested in bringing forward projects that have strong water quality, water quantity benefits, and/or carbon benefits.
For more information on program priorities, see https://www.nfwf.org/sites/default/files/2020-06/SE-Aquatics-Fund-2020-RFP.pdf#page=3.
GrantWatch ID#: 186255
Grant awards are expected to range from $150,000 to $350,000, depending on the overall scale and duration of the project. If outside of this range, please contact Suzanne Sessine.
Anticipated completion time for funded projects typically will be 24 – 36 months following finalization of a grant agreement. Projects may be a discrete part of a longer-term project, provided there are definable outcomes for the proposed phase of the overall effort
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application system: https://easygrants.nfwf.org/
For more information or questions about this RFP, please contact:
Suzanne Sessine, Program Director, Southern Coastal Programs
Zack Bernstein, Program Coordinator, Southern Regional Office
The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) Basin (Southeast Aquatics Fund Geographic Focal Areas 1 & 2): https://www.nfwf.org/sites/default/files/inline-images/SEA%20RFP%20fig%201.png
Southeast Aquatics Fund Geographic Focal Area 3: https://www.nfwf.org/sites/default/files/inline-images/SEA%20RFP%20fig%202.png
USA: Alabama; Florida; Georgia; Louisiana; Mississippi; Texas
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