• U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    NFWF’s partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports innovative, large-scale nutrient and sediment reduction efforts, as well as community-based watershed restoration. Since 1998, NFWF grant programs sponsored by the agency have awarded over 1,661 grants leveraging $106.8 million in EPA funds into more than $306 million for restoration. In FY 2013, NFWF awarded $15 million in EPA funds to 111 projects through the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund, the Sustain Our Great Lakes program (in partnership with FWS), the Long Island Sound Futures Fund and the Five-Star Restoration program. These grants resulted in more than $36 million for projects to benefit our nation’s water quality.