On November 3, 2015 the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) released a Request for Proposal for the Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program, a public-private partnership funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Support is also provided by the Southern Company, Alcoa Foundation, and Bank of America.
Approximately $2.1 million in combined total funding is available to support projects that address water quality issues, including source water pollution, through on-the-ground restoration and ecological improvements, community partnerships, and environmental education, outreach, and training. Special consideration will be made for projects that are located within source water protection areas and/or within Urban Waters Federal Partnership Locations. Funding priority will also be given to eligible projects that benefit underserved communities.
Register for the November 18th webinar to learn more about this exciting opportunity to fund local source water protection projects. For more information on the program go to www.nfwf.org/fivestar. Proposals are due by February 3, 2016.
To see if your project falls within a watershed critical to source water protection, visit the “Source Water Protection for Urban Waters” online mapping application.