USDA Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Southern Company
07/20/21 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, and tribal governments and organizations 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).
The Southeast Aquatics Fund is a competitive grants program that supports watershed-based restoration that will improve the health of these 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 geographic focus by implementing one or more of the following strategies identified below. 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 the following link: https://www.nfwf.org/sites/default/files/2021-05/Southeast%20Aquatics%20Fund-2021-RFP.pdf#page=3.
GrantWatch ID#: 186255
Grant awards typically range between $150,000 and $350,000.
Anticipated completion time for funded projects typically will be 24 – 36 months following finalization of a grant agreement.
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
USA: Alabama; Florida; Georgia; Louisiana; Mississippi; Texas
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