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Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Grants​​

In 2019, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) will award Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Grants to collaborative and sustainable regional-scale partnerships and networks of practitioners with a shared focus on restoring, protecting and improving the water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed at an accelerated rate. 

Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Grants range from $750,000 to $1 million. Grantees are required to provide matching contributions equal to the amount of the grant request (a 1:1 match).

All eligible projects must occur wholly within the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and 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. Dedicated funding is available for projects in Pennsylvania. 


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