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Desert Terminal Lakes Restoration Fund

Grants to California and Nevada Nonprofits, Agencies, Educational
Institutions, and Tribes to Protect Natural Water Resources

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Conf. Date:

09/17/20

Deadline Date:

10/20/20 8:59 PM PT

Description:

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Grants to California and Nevada nonprofit organizations, agencies, educational institutions, and Indian tribes to protect natural water resources in eligible regions. Eligible activities include land and wetland restoration, removal of invasives, capacity and outreach incentives, water acquisitions or leases, plant cultivation, restoring hydrology, and planning, research, and monitoring. To be eligible for funding, projects must occur within the Desert Terminal Lakes geography in Nevada and California which includes Walker, Pyramid, and Summit Lakes as well as associated resources in the Truckee River Basin, Carson River Basin, Walker River Basin, and Summit Lake Basin.

NFWF will provide funding to projects that provide water to at-risk natural desert terminal lakes and/or protect and conserve associated riparian and watershed resources.

The top priorities for this funding are:

  • Purchase land, water appurtenant to the land, and related interests from willing sellers in order to permanently improve flows and ecosystem health in at-risk natural desert terminal lakes.
  • Lease water from willing participants in order to improve flows and ecosystem health in at-risk natural desert terminal lakes.
  • Conserve fish, wildlife, plant, and habitat resources in the at-risk natural desert terminal lakes region. 

Funds can also be used to evaluate the results of acquiring water rights and leasing water from willing sellers as well as research, monitoring, and assessment of conservation efforts in DTL region.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 192265

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,000,000

Number of Grants:

6-8 grant awards

Estimated Size of Grant:

Average award size in the range of $100,000-$250,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include non-profit 501(c) organizations, U.S. Federal government agencies, state government agencies, local governments, municipal governments, Indian tribes, and educational institutions.

NFWF funds and matching contributions may not be used to support political advocacy, fundraising, lobbying, litigation, terrorist activities or Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.

NFWF funds may not be used to support ongoing efforts to comply with legal requirements, including permit conditions, mitigation and settlement agreements. However, grant funds may be used to support projects that enhance or improve upon existing baseline compliance efforts.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Applicant Webinar: September 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM Pacific Time

To register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7754846024281093648

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Applicant Webinar: September 17, 2020 at 11:00AM Pacific Time
- Full Proposal Due Date: October 20, 2020 by 8:59 PM Pacific Time
- Review Period: November 2020 – February 2021
- Awards Announced: Early March 2021

Matching funds of 1:1 are encouraged.

Webinar Recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/2106430492535698191

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online: https://easygrants.nfwf.org/

For more information or questions about this RFP, please contact:

Femke Freiberg, Senior Manager, California Water Programs
Femke.freiberg@nfwf.org
(415) 243-3104

Kate Morgan, Coordinator, Water Investments
Katherine.morgan@nfwf.org
(202) 595-2469

For issues or assistance with our online Easygrants system, please contact:
Easygrants Helpdesk
Email: Easygrants@nfwf.org
Voicemail: 202-595-2497

NFWF
1133 Fifteenth St., N.W., Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
T 202-857-0166 | F 202-857-0162

Grant Coverage Areas:

Projects must occur within the Desert Terminal Lakes geography in Nevada and California which includes Walker, Pyramid, and Summit Lakes as well as associated resources in the Truckee River Basin, Carson River Basin, Walker River Basin, and Summit Lake Basin.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California;   Nevada

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