Funding Opportunities

E.g., Dec 9, 19
Funder Name: US Fish and Wildlife Service
Funding Range:

$0

SWGP provides federal grant funds for developing and implementing programs that benefit wildlife and their habitats, including species not hunted or fished.

Priority is placed on projects that benefit species of greatest conservation concern.

Grant funds must be used to address a variety of conservation needs--such as research, fish and wildlife surveys, species restoration, habitat management, and monitoring— identified within a State’s Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Plan/Strategy. These funds may also be used to update, revise, or modify a State’s Strategy.

Funder Name: Audubon
Funding Range:

$0 - $0

The program builds on grants given through several western state offices in past years. These grants are available to Audubon chapters in the arid West who lead projects that keep priority rivers and lakes flowing, resilient, and accessible to migratory birds and human communities through policy and advocacy, habitat projects, and community science. To learn more about these grants, visit Audubon Works.


 

Funder Name: Colorado Water Conservation Board
Funding Range:

$10,000

The WSRA Program provides grants and loans to assist Colorado water users in addressing their critical water supply issues and interests. The funds help eligible entities complete water activities, which may include competitive grants for:


  • Technical assistance regarding permitting, feasibility studies and environmental compliance;  

  • Studies or analysis of structural, nonstructural consumptive and nonconsumptive water needs, projects or activities; and  

  • Structural and nonstructural water projects or activities

Funder Name: Gates Family Foundation
Funding Range:

$0

The Gates Family Foundation's Natural Resource initiative will partner strategically with groups to support land conservation, water resource protection and management, increased land trust capacity, citizen stewardship and ecosystem services demonstration opportunities.

Funder Name: Environmental Systems Research Institute
Funding Range:

$500 - $10,000

The Environmental Systems Research Institute provides many resources and avenues for non-profit organizations interested in developing GIS capacity but who lack the funds to pay retail costs.

Funder Name: Daniels Fund
Funding Range:

$0 - $100,000

The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for youth to develop character and gain the necessary life skills to become successful adults. Focus areas are: 1) academics and supplemental services; 2) Civic literacy and community engagement; 3) Financial literacy and entrepreneurship; and 4) Career and technical education. 

Funder Name: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Funding Range:

$1,000 - $100,000

SEPs are funds generated by fees and penalties for environmental violations. These fees are used for an array of projects such as: 


  • Pollution prevention and reduction 

  • Environmental restoration and protection

  • Environmental education and training

  • Environmental Assessments 

  • Public Health

Funder Name: US Forest Service
Funding Range:

$0 - $100,000

The Forest Legacy Program (FLP), a Federal program in partnership with States, supports State efforts to protect environmentally sensitive forest lands. Designed to encourage the protection of privately owned forest lands, FLP is an entirely voluntary program. To maximize the public benefits it achieves, the program focuses on the acquisition of partial interests in privately owned forest lands. FLP helps the States develop and carry out their forest conservation plans. 

Funder Name: Natural Resources Conservation Service
Funding Range:

$0 - $40,000

The Conservation Stewardship Program helps agricultural producers maintain and improve their existing conservation systems and adopt additional conservation activities to address priority resources concerns.  Participants earn CSP payments for conservation performance - the higher the performance, the higher the payment.

Funder Name: Natural Resources Conservation Service
Funding Range:

$0 - $100,000

The National Water Quality Initiative will work in priority watersheds to help farmers, ranchers and forest landowners improve water quality and aquatic habitats in impaired streams. NRCS will help producers implement conservation and management practices through a systems approach to control and trap nutrient and manure runoff. Qualified producers will receive assistance for installing conservation practices such as cover crops, filter strips and terraces.

Funder Name: Natural Resources Conservation Service Colorado
Funding Range:

$0

Through EQIP, NRCS provides agricultural producers with one-on-one help and financial assistance to plan and implement improvements, or what NRCS calls conservation practices. Together, NRCS and producers invest in solutions that conserve natural resources for the future while improving agricultural operations. 

Funder Name: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Funding Range:

$20,000 - $50,000

The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration grant program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality, watersheds and the species and habitats they support.


Projects include a variety of ecological improvements along with targeted community outreach, education and stewardship. Ecological improvements may include one or more of the following: wetland, riparian, forest and coastal habitat restoration; wildlife conservation, community tree canopy enhancement, water quality monitoring and green infrastructure best management practices for managing run-off. Projects should also increase access to the benefits of nature, reduce the impact of environmental hazards and engage local communities, particularly underserved communities, in project planning, outreach and implementation.

Funder Name: Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR)
Funding Range:

$25,000 - $500,000

The Water Management Assistance Program (WMAP) is intended to provide financial and technical resources to assist water users in the development and implementation of conservation programs, facilitate augmentation and renewable water supply utilization, and obtain information on hydrologic conditions and water availability within the Active Management Areas (AMAs). 



This grant in the sum of $2,000,000 was appropriated in 2019 from the State General Fund to be administered under the WMAP for the purpose of providing grant monies for conservation of groundwater in the AMAs (A.R.S. § 45-617 (C)).

Funder Name: National Forest Foundation
Funding Range:

$25,000 - $30,000

The National Forest Foundation Matching Awards Program provides funding for results-oriented on-the-ground projects that enhance forest health and outdoor experiences on National Forests and Grasslands. 

Funder Name: River Network
Funding Range:

$0 - $0

HAVE A RESTORATION PROJECT THAT NEEDS FUNDING?

Paid members can promote their projects to potential supporters through the Business for Water Stewardship Bank

The Business for Water Stewardship Bank supports growing business interest in projects that restore river flows and recharge ground water, and expands funding opportunities for dues-paying River Network member organizations and their water restoration projects.

RiversEdge West's

mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.

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