Reducing Nutrient Runoff to Chesapeake Bay

Posted by on October 20, 2006

[posted from RFP Bulletin]

Grant Funding Available for Projects Reducing Nutrient Runoff to Chesapeake Bay
Deadline: November 17, 2006 (Pre-proposal Applications)

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (<a href=""></a>) has announced the availability of funding through the Chesapeake Bay Targeted Watersheds Grant Program for projects that reduce nutrient runoff to the bay and its tributaries.

In this, the second year of the program, the foundation will award over $5 million in total to support projects that expand the collective knowledge on the most innovative, sustainable, and cost-effective strategies — including market-based approaches — for reducing excess nutrient loads within specific Chesapeake Bay tributaries.

The program will award grants ranging from $400,000 to $1 million each on a competitive basis to projects that target and reflect the diverse conditions (e.g., urban, rural, suburban) and sources of nutrients (e.g., agricultural, stormwater, other non-point sources) existing throughout the Chesapeake watershed.

Eligible applicants are either nonprofit 501(c) organizations, universities, or local or state governments from the Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, New York, West Virginia, and Delaware portions of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Nonprofit organizations and universities located outside the Chesapeake Bay watershed may apply only if their projects will be conducted within the watershed.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to participate in a free half-day workshop on the program on October 16, 2006, in Washington, D.C. Interested parties are invited to participate in person or via Webcast.

Complete program information, including the request for pre-proposals, application forms, and an FAQ are available at the NFWF Web site.

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