NFWF Now Accepting Proposals for the Pennsylvania Local Government Implementation (PA-LGI) funding opportunity

NFWF Request for Proposals

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), is soliciting proposals for projects to implement one or more high-priority nutrient and sediment load reduction practices in selected Pennsylvania communities, consistent with Pennsylvania’s Phase 3 Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) and the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL).

Proposals for the Pennsylvania Local Government Implementation (PA-LGI) funding opportunity will be accepted from eligible local governments and entities specifically authorized by local governments in Pennsylvania to support local government implementation. All projects must occur within the Chesapeake Bay watershed portion of one or more of the following counties identified by Pennsylvania DEP for accelerated nutrient and sediment load reduction under Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Phase 3 WIP: Adams, Bedford, Centre, Cumberland, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York.

NFWF estimates awarding roughly $2.4 million in grants through the PA-LGI with funding made available by the EPA.

The Request for Proposal detailing PA-LGI priorities and other key considerations can be found on the NFWF webpage.

Proposals are due by midnight, Tuesday, October 22nd and must be submitted through NFWF’s online application at An informational webinar has been scheduled on Tuesday, September 17th to provide an overview of this funding opportunity. Applicants are strongly encouraged to participate, and can register for the webinar at the following link:

In addition, NFWF will provide training on the online FieldDoc tool for calculating nutrient and sediment load reductions from proposed PA-LGI projects on Thursday, September 19th.  All applicants are strongly encouraged to participate. Registration for the FieldDoc webinar is at this link:

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

Thank you!