The Delaware River Restoration Fund 2016 Request for Proposals is now open and accepting applications, reported the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) yesterday.
The Delaware River Restoration Fund is dedicated to restoring the water quality and habitats of the Delaware River and its tributaries. The fund was launched in late 2013 to help community-based nonprofits and government agencies work together to clean up and restore polluted waters and improve habitat.
The fund will award at least $2 million per year in competitive grants, geographically focused on three priority strategies: stewardship of working lands; restoration of wetlands, floodplains and stream corridors; and promoting adoption of green infrastructure in urban/suburban landscapes.
The Delaware River Restoration Fund is a partnership among the Open Space Institute and the Academy of Natural Science of Drexel University, with major funding from the William Penn Foundation.
The deadline for submitting proposals is March 29.