Fishers and Farmers Partnership (FFP) for the Upper Mississippi River Basin and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Grants to USA government, non-government, and tribal agencies for projects that enhance water resources and farms in eligible regions. Funding is intended to support conservation projects that improve, protect, and restore rivers and streams in parts of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin which make up the Upper Mississippi River Basin.
Fishers & Farmers Partnership awards funding from the National Fish Habitat Partnership-U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to locally-led projects in upper Mississippi River Basin watersheds each year. Funded projects improve farms and fish habitat; address a root cause of watershed problems; support landowner engagement, communications, monitoring, science, or construction; and align with Fishers & Farmers Partnership's Strategic Plan (see Supporting Documents below).
Priorities for FFP:
For priority watersheds. see https://fishersandfarmers.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Fishers-Farmers-RFP-FY2023-Announcement-Oct.pdf#page=3.
Expenditures of NFHP funds are appropriate for the following actions/activities:
GrantWatch ID#: 200782
Funding floor: $15,000
FFP receives approximately $100,000-$230,000 split among 3-5 projects.
Projects must be completed in 2 years.
- Project Duration: Work is to be completed within 18 months
- Terms of Funding: Funding must be spent within 24 months
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Project Proposals are required to be submitted to: Heidi_Keuler@fws.gov
Please address questions to:
US Fish and Wildlife Service
555 Lester Avenue
Onalaska, WI 54650
Upper Mississippi River Basin: For a map, see page 12 of the Proposal Template in Supporting Documents below.
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