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Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund (DWCF) Conservation Action Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs in
Multiple States to Enhance the Local Watershed

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) - Delaware River Program

Conf. Date:

03/03/20

Deadline Date:

04/09/20 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribes, and educational institutions to enhance habitats and improve water quality throughout the local watershed. Funding is intended for the rehabilitation and conservation of natural areas, corridors, and waterways that support native fish, wildlife and plants, and to contribute to the vitality of the communities in the Delaware River watershed.

Projects must be implemented entirely within the Delaware River watershed, which includes portions of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Organizations located outside the watershed may apply if their project will be conducted entirely within the watershed. 

Priority for Conservation Action Grants will be given to projects that collaboratively address one or more of the following Strategic Program Areas.

  1. Strategic Program Area 1: Sustain and Enhance Fish and Wildlife Habitat Restoration and Conservation Activities
  2. Strategic Program Area 2: Improve and Maintain Water Quality to Support Fish and Wildlife, as well as Habitats for Fish and Wildlife and Drinking Water for People. 
  3. Strategic Program Area 3: Sustain and Enhance Water Resource Management for Volume and Flood Damage Mitigation Improvements to Benefit Fish and Wildlife Habitat. 
  4. Strategic Program Area 4: Improve Opportunities for Public Access and Recreation in the Basin Consistent with the Ecological Needs of Fish and Wildlife Habitat.

For more information about these projects priorities, see: https://www.nfwf.org/sites/default/files/2020-02/delaware-river-2020-rfp-final.pdf#page=3

Projects should also incorporate one or more Cross-Program Activities outlined in the Framework: engage and equip the public to support coordinated restoration and protection; facilitate resiliency of natural systems; increase scientific knowledge, monitoring and research needed for successful project implementation; provide technical assistance for restoration and conservation; conserve areas of regional significance in the Delaware River Watershed.

For a list of project metrics, see: https://www.nfwf.org/sites/default/files/2020-02/delaware-river-2020-rfp-final.pdf#page=6

Limited funding is available to facilitate targeted conservation easement and acquisition projects that protect existing, high quality fish and wildlife habitat in the Delaware watershed — particularly at-risk, listed, and NFWF priority species. Requests for land protection funding should not exceed 25% of the total project cost and should only include transaction and project management costs, such as surveys, appraisal, environmental report, etc

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179400

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$7,500,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Matching grants of $50,000 to $500,000 each.

Generally grants of less than $100,000 will be awarded for restoration at a single site and/or involving fewer partners. Proposals requesting $100,000 to $500,000 should represent broad-based partnerships engaged in implementing comprehensive restoration and conservation approaches that may include multiple sites and multiple strategies.

Term of Contract:

Projects must be ready to begin implementation within six months of the grant award, and completed within two years of grant award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

DWCF Conservation Action Grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations; federal, state, interstate and local governments; Indian tribes; and educational institutions.

Ineligible applicants include: unincorporated individuals, businesses, and
international organizations.

Ineligible Uses of Grant Funds:
-NFWF funds and matching contributions may not be used to support political advocacy, fundraising, lobbying, litigation, terrorist activities or Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.
-NFWF funds may not be used to support ongoing efforts to comply with legal requirements, including permit conditions, compensatory mitigation and settlement agreements. However, grant funds may be used to support projects that enhance or improve upon baseline legal and permit compliance efforts.

Pre-proposal Conference:

An applicant webinar will be held on February 26, 2020, 2:00 PM, Eastern Time. Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/771272627051503628

A FieldDoc webinar will held on March 3, 2020, 1:00 PM, Eastern Time. Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4638735508701188621

Pre-Application Information:

Full Proposal Due Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020, by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

All application materials must be submitted online through National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Easygrants system

The review period is April - May 2020, and awards will be announced mid-August 2020.

These grants require a minimum matching contribution valued at 50% of total project costs (i.e., 1:1 match); however grants in the higher end of the range are strongly encouraged to exceed 50% match to ensure competitiveness. Required minimum 1:1 match must be from non-federal sources. Voluntary additional match beyond the 1:1 requirement may be from either federal or non-federal sources. Should an applicant encounter significant challenges meeting the 1:1 nonfederal requirement, they are encouraged to contact NFWF or FWS program staff to discuss options.

RFP information: https://www.nfwf.org/programs/delaware-river-program/delaware-river-program-2020-request-proposals

Program Framework: https://www.fws.gov/northeast/delawareriver/partnership/index.html

FAQ: https://www.nfwf.org/whatwedo/grants/applicants/Pages/faqs.aspx

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register and apply online: https://easygrants.nfwf.org

Easygrants Helpdesk
202-595-2497
Easygrants@nfwf.org

Rachel Dawson, Program Director, Delaware River
(202) 595-2643
rachel.dawson@nfwf.org

Claire Flynn, Manager, Northeastern Region
Claire.Flynn@NFWF.ORG
(202) 595-2449

Erin Lewis, Coordinator, Northeast Regional Programs
(202) 595-2413
erin.lewis@nfwf.org

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
1133 Fifteenth St., N.W., Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
202-857-0166

Grant Coverage Areas:

Delaware River Watershed

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