These grant opportunities are primarily for community groups and
Grants for Community-Based Wetland, Riparian, and Coastal Habitat
The National Association of Counties, the National Fish and Wildlife
Foundation, and the Wildlife Habitat Council, in cooperation with the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, and the Community-Based Restoration Program
within NOAA Fisheries are soliciting applications for the Five-Star
Restoration Matching Grants Program. The Five-Star Restoration Program
provides modest financial assistance on a competitive basis to support
community-based wetland, riparian, and coastal habitat restoration projects
that build diverse partnerships and foster local natural resource
stewardship through education, outreach and training activities.
Projects must involve diverse partnerships of ideally five organizations
that contribute funding, land, technical assistance, workforce support,
and/or other in-kind services. Awards are between $5,000 and $20,000; the
average grant is $10,000. Projects must include a strong on-the-ground
wetland, riparian, or coastal habitat restoration component and should also
include training, education, outreach, monitoring, and community stewardship
components. Projects involving only research, monitoring, or planning are
not eligible for funding.
The program is open to any public or private entity. Applications must be
postmarked by March 1, 2004. For more information go to
; to view the application, go
The National Wildlife Federation's Species Recovery Fund seeks to encourage
habitat restorations, species reintroductions, private land conservation
activities, and other creative endeavors that directly improve conditions
for species listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. During the past
four years, National Wildlife Federation has awarded over forty grants to
support innovative species conservation efforts.
The Species Recovery Fund invites applications from any organization,
agency, tribe, university, or individual working to improve on-the-ground
conditions for imperiled species. Preference will be given to local
grassroots organizations. Grant awards will range from $3,000 to $7,000.
Key criteria are the degree to which the project will improve on-the-ground
conditions of listed species and the degree to which the project will
involve people that have not previously been involved with species and
The deadline for submission of grant applications is February 16, 2004.
Notification of the awards will be provided in April 2004, and grants must
be spent, and final reports submitted, one year after the grants are
awarded. For more information about SRF, including complete guidelines,
please visit us online
Colleen Fahey at: (202) 797-6621 email: fahey_at_nwf.org or Ron Ohrel at: (202)
797-6639 email: ohrel_at_nwf.org
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is seeking proposals for
projects that provide effective solutions to point and nonpoint source water
* Section 104(b)(3) funding is available for projects that will develop,
implement and demonstrate new and innovative concepts that will improve the
effectiveness of the NPDES permit program, which regulates point source
discharges of water pollution.
* Section 205(j) funding is available for water quality planning projects,
focusing on watershed management planning and developing plans to protect or
restore critical ecosystems.
Proposals are due on January 31, 2004. For more information on the grant
programs and application packages, please contact IDEM at:
http://www.in.gov/idem/water/planbr/wsm/ or call Bonny Elifritz, Grant
Project Manager, 317/234-0922
Conservation Technology Information Center
Producer-led, public/private partnerships working toward Better Soil,
Cleaner Water, Greater Profits and a Brighter Future can receive a grant up
to $2,500 from CTIC. The application is available for download from the
CTIC web site
Deadline is Jan. 7, 2004.
Lyn (Hartman) Crighton
Hoosier Riverwatch Coordinator
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