NFWF now accepting Delaware Watershed restoration grant applications
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for projects to restore fish and wildlife habitat and improve water quality under its Delaware River Program. Proposals are due April 2.
NFWF awards grants through two competitive funding opportunities– the Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund and Delaware Restoration Fund.
The Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund was launched in 2018 to conserve and restore natural areas, corridors and waterways on public and private lands that support native fish, wildlife and plants, and to contribute to the vitality of the communities in the Delaware River watershed.
Priority strategies for on-the-ground implementation include sustaining and enhancing fish and wildlife habitat; improving and maintaining water quality for fish, wildlife and people; sustaining and enhancing water management to benefit fish and wildlife; and improving outdoor recreational opportunities within the Delaware River watershed.
The Delaware River Restoration Fund was launched in late 2013 to help community- based nonprofits and government agencies work together to clean up and restore polluted waters and improve habitat for target species, including eastern brook trout and river herring.
Funding partners include the American Forest Foundation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the William Penn Foundation.