Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program 2018 Request for Proposals

Full Proposal Due Date: *Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time*

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Wildlife Habitat Council, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USDA Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, FedEx, and Southern Company are pleased to solicit applications for the 2018 Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration program. The Five Star and Urban Waters program will award approximately $2 million in grants nationwide.

*Interested, but not sure if your project qualifies?*

Projects include a variety of ecological improvements along with targeted community outreach, education and stewardship. Ecological improvements may include one or more of the following: wetland, riparian, forest and coastal habitat restoration; wildlife conservation, community tree canopy enhancement, water quality monitoring and stormwater management. Projects should also increase access to the benefits of nature, reduce the impact of environmental hazards and engage local communities, particularly underrepresented communities, in project planning, outreach and implementation.

*Still interested, but not sure how to apply?* Go directly to the grant program website at where you can find:

  1. The full “*Request for Proposals*”
  2. A “*Tip Sheet*” that walks you through the application process and describes what is needed for each question/information prompt.  This “how to” document is extremely helpful and thorough.
  3. A *webinar opportunity* on *Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 2pm – 3:30pm* at which you can interact with experts who can answer questions and you can learn about the 2018 Five Star and Urban Waters program including program priorities, funding availability and application review criteria. Register today.