Funding Opportunities for Late April

Mount Evans Summit Lake, Mount Evans is reflected in the cool waters of Summit Lake, Division of Wildlife, David Hannigan, 8/5/2013

Mount Evans Summit Lake, Mount Evans is reflected in the cool waters of Summit Lake, Division of Wildlife, David Hannigan, 8/5/2013

The American Forest Foundation (AFF) invites submission of proposals for a renewable 2-year Network Partner Program grant to implement outreach and engagement projects targeting non-industrial private forest landowners in defined sub-watersheds in Colorado, Utah, or New Mexico. These projects will prioritize outreach to now-unengaged landowner populations at a scale commensurate with the conservation challenge, adopt social marketing best practices, and reflect strategies that provide interested landowners with a range of services over time, including but not limited to technical and/or financial assistance, that empower those landowners to restore fire resiliency to their property and in so doing demonstrably safeguard water quality. Proposal deadline May 19, 2017. For questions or submissions, contact, Tom Fry, Western Conservation Director at the American Forest Foundation, at

USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program – Pre-applications due April 21, 2017. Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will award up to $252 million dollars to locally driven, public-private partnerships that improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. Applicants must match or exceed the federal award with private or local funds. The NRCS national office will host multiple webinars about the pre-application and full project application processes. More details HERE.

Patagonia Environmental Grant - Due April 30, 2017. This grant, presented by Patagonia, supports small, grassroots, activist organizations with provocative direct-action agendas, working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect our environment. Efforts should be quantifiable, with specific goals, objectives and action plans, and should include measures for evaluating success. Click here for more details.

National Science Foundation CBET Request for Proposals - Due May 1, 2017. The Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems invites proposals in Public Participation in Engineering Research, focusing on the use of citizen science and crowdsourcing, to enhance community engagement with water quality engineering research. The anticipated award size will be up to $100,000, with an anticipated duration of one year, pending availability of funds. Click here for more details.

National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program Due June 30. The Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA) helps to connect communities to parks and natural areas by assisting local leaders in protecting special places and creating close-to-home opportunities for the public to enjoy the outdoors. The program works with local partners to develop and carry out a locally led process that encourages developing a common vision, creative planning, and collaborative action from all the participants. In the National Park Service's Intermountain Region, the program is supporting 41 projects in 2017, including neighborhood parks and trails, regional conservation efforts, river and water trail planning, and much more.  Visit the website to find your nearest contact, learn more about the program in general, and view the application.

Tamarisk Coalition has a list of riparian restoration funding opportunities maintained by the Tamarisk Coalition.  For list click restoration funding opportunities