Chesapeake Sunset l Credit: NFWF / Lacy Alison​

Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Grants​​

In 2018, NFWF is soliciting proposals under the new Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Grants – Regional-Scale Implementation (INSR-RSI) program. This program will award grants to collaborative and sustainable regional-scale partnerships and networks of practitioners with a shared focus on water quality restoration and protection in order to accelerate the implementation of water quality improvements. 

Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Grants are between $200,000 and $500,000. Grantees are encouraged to match contributions equal to the amount of the grant request (a 1:1 match).

All eligible projects must occur wholly within the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Dedicated funding is available for projects in the Chesapeake Bay watershed in Pennsylvania. Projects located within NFWF’s Targeted Rivers and Watersheds will be prioritized. These locations were identified by NFWF as having significant opportunities for shared water quality improvement, habitat restoration and species recovery outcomes.


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 Application Information

  • (Updated: 1/28/2019)