The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the federal-state Chesapeake Bay Program partnership, is soliciting applications from approved NFWF Technical Assistance Providers (“eligible applicants”) for the provision of technical services to local governments, nonprofit organizations, and conservation districts (“eligible beneficiaries”) for projects that enhance local capacity to more efficiently and effectively restore the habitats and water quality of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Grants made through this program will not exceed $50,000 and must be completed within 12 months following finalization of the grant agreement.  The deadline for applications is Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

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A webinar will be held to provide an overview of the program and answer questions on Tuesday, August 8, 10:00am : The webinar will be recorded and will be available on our website at

Anticipated Schedule:

Easygrants Open for Proposal Submission

​Tuesday, August 1, 2017

​Applicant/Beneficiary Webinar (register)

​Tuesday, August 8, 10:00am

​Proposal Due Date

​Tuesday, September 12, 2017

​Review Period

​Late September 2017

​Awards Announced (anticipated)

​Late October 2017

For more information or questions about this RFP, please contact Jake Reilly (, Elizabeth Nellums (, or Alyssa Hildt ( via e-mail or by phone at (202) 857-0166.


The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) has a long-standing partnership, through a cooperative agreement, with the National Fish and Wildlife (NFWF) to provide direct financial support to accomplish both:

–          The Small Watershed Grant (SWG) program that promotes community-based efforts to develop conservation strategies to protect and restore the diverse natural resources of the Chesapeake Bay, including the Technical Capacity Program.

–          The Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction (INSR) grant program that support efforts with the Chesapeake Bay watershed to accelerate nutrient and sediment reductions with innovative, sustainable, and cost-effective approaches.

Elizabeth Nellums
Manager, Chesapeake Programs
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
1133 15th Street, NW – Suite 1000
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 595-2442