NFWF 2019 Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund Applicant Webinars Recorded and Available to Watch

A reminder that the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the federal-state Chesapeake Bay Program partnership, is soliciting proposals to restore water quality and habitats of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers and streams.

Two separate Request for Proposals detailing NFWF’s funding priorities and other key considerations can be found on the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund webpage. Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with NFWF’s Chesapeake Bay grants programs through the following webinars:

INSR pre-proposals and SWG full proposals are due by midnight, Tuesday, May 14th and must be submitted through NFWF’s online application at

NFWF estimates awarding a total of up to $14 million in grants through the Chesapeake Bay Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction (INSR) Grants and Small Watershed Grants (SWG) programs in 2019, contingent on the availability of funding. Major funding for the Stewardship Fund comes from the EPA. Other important contributions are provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Altria Group, and CSX.

For more information or questions about this RFP or the information in the webinars please contact Jake Reilly (, Stephanie Heidbreder ( or Claire Flynn ( via e-mail or by phone at (202) 857-0166.

Thank you!