Habitat Restoration Grants Available

The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program, through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, is currently accepting applications for community-based wetland, forest, riparian, and coastal habitat restoration projects throughout the United States. Support is provided for projects that build diverse partnerships and foster natural resource stewardship through environmental education, outreach, and restoration. Partnerships should include at least five organizations (nonprofit organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, businesses, etc.) that contribute to project success through funding, land, and/or other in-kind services.

Matching grants (a minimum 1:1 ratio) will range from $20,000 to $50,000, with an average of $25,000 to $35,000. The 2013 Request for Proposals also includes a separate Urban Water component that targets habitat in urban watersheds throughout the U.S. Applications will be accepted online through February 7, 2013. Visit the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation website to review the Request for Proposals.