The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Urban Waters Restoration Grants. Details are available at The grant program seek to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships for wetland, forest, riparian and coastal habitat restoration with a particular focus on urban/community waters and watersheds.

U.S. Forest Service partnered with the US EPA to contribute funds to this grant program. Additional private funds were leveraged by NFWF to make approximately $1.5 million available for grants of between $20,000 and $50,000 each. Additional Urban Waters Federal Partnership agencies are also considering contributing to the total funding available. For more information about the Partnership go to:

There is a webinar scheduled for potential applicants this Thursday, December 6, at 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST. The webinar will review the RFP and provide an overview of the program. Applicants are encouraged to participate in the webinar, but it is not mandatory. To register, click here. If you are unable to participate, the recorded webinar will be posted online for review and you may also direct questions to the contacts listed at

Applications must be postmarked by February 7, 2013, and award notifications are scheduled for July 31, 2013.

Please note this information was provided from another source. If you have questions regarding this funding opportunity, please contact Natalie Johnson from Save the Dunes by email at or by phone at 219-879-3564.

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