Water Quality Improvement Grants for Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

February 27th, 2020

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), is soliciting proposals for projects to implement one or more high-priority nutrient and sediment load reduction practices in selected Pennsylvania communities, consistent with Pennsylvania’s Phase 3 Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) and the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL). All projects must occur within the Chesapeake Bay watershed portion of one or more of the following counties identified by Pennsylvania DEP for accelerated nutrient and sediment load reduction under Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Phase 3 WIP: Adams, Bedford, Centre, Cumberland, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York.

Proposals are due by midnight, Thursday, April 16th, 2020 and must be submitted through NFWF’s online application at An informational webinar has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 17th to provide an overview of each funding opportunity. Applicants are strongly encouraged to participate, and can register for the webinar here.

For more information or questions about this RFP, please contact Jake Reilly (, Stephanie Heidbreder ( or Sydney Godbey ( via e-mail or by phone at (202) 857-0166.