Foundation / Corporation
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
05/20/19 11:59 PM ET
Grants to Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont nonprofit organizations, non-federal government agencies, and educational institutions to improve watershed quality and wildlife habitat in Long Island Sound. Funding is intended to restore habitats and wildlife, secure clean water and healthy watersheds, and engage the public in creating sustainable and resilient communities.
All projects must demonstrate a quantifiable and measurable impact on improving Long Island Sound.
Habitat restoration projects and community resilience projects must fall within the coastal boundary established by the LISS, as indicated by the red outline on the Interactive LISS Coastal Boundary Map. This boundary includes coastal portions of New York (NY) that drain to Long Island Sound (portions of Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and portions of Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan in New York City) and the coast of Connecticut (CT).
Water quality, education and fish passage projects may be in any portion of Long Island Sound watershed within the states of CT and NY as shown on the Interactive LISS National Estuary Program Map.
Nitrogen removal projects may occur anywhere in the Long Island Sound watershed within CT, NY, Massachusetts (MA), New Hampshire (NH), and Vermont (VT) as shown on the Interactive LISS Boundary Map.
Special opportunity in the Bronx - LISFF is seeking projects within or along the tidal water bodies of the Bronx River (in New York City boundaries) to improve water quality, create, restore or enhance marine and coastal habitat or otherwise protect and restore marine waters or shorelines. Priority will be given to on-the-ground projects that will result in quantifiable pollutant reductions or lead to measurable gains in habitat restored.
GrantWatch ID#: 142753
- Implementation: $20,000 to $250,000
- Design/Planning: $20,000 to $100,000
- Water Quality Monitoring: $20,000 to $100,000
- Education and Public Participation: $3,000 to $10,000 for small projects, and $20,000 to $50,000 for large projects
Projects must start within six months and be completed within 12-18 months after notification of grant award. Notification of award is projected to be October 2019. Project start dates cannot be before October 1, 2019.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Jessica Lillquist – Coordinator, Long Island Sound
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
1133 Fifteenth St., N.W., Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
Long Island Sound watershed
Interactive LISS Boundary Map:
USA: Connecticut; Massachusetts; New Hampshire; New York City; New York; Vermont