This folder contains information on other sources of funding for EBTJV partners.
The Fields Pond Foundation provides grants to community-based nature and land conservation groups that serve to increase environmental awareness by involving local residents in conservation issues. The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations and local government agencies in the six New England states and New York State. The Foundation’s grant-making priorities include land acquisition for conservation and project grants for trail-making and other enhancement of public access to lands, rivers, and coastlines. Most grants range between $2,000 and $15,000. Grant requests may be submitted throughout the year. Details on the application process are available on the Foundation’s website.
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S.D.A. Forest Service (FS), and Trout Unlimited (TU), annually requests proposals from nonprofit organizations, universities, Native American tribes, and local, state, and federal agencies interested in restoring, protecting, and enhancing native populations of sensitive or listed aquatic species, especially on lands on or adjacent to federal agency lands. The end result is on-the-ground restoration, in-stream improvements, and growing partnerships for the benefit of aquatic systems and their native species in the nation's watersheds. Funding for the Bring Back the Natives (BBN) program is administered through NFWF from federal agencies cooperating to support this program. This funding results a $2 non-federal match for each federal dollar requested by applicants. Since 1991, 380 projects have been awarded through BBN. A total of $18.4 million in Foundation funds has leveraged an additional $49.5 million in non-federal matching contributions. Projects funded through BBN have restored habitat for a number of listed species; protected and enhanced habitat for small, stable populations of native aquatic organisms; and contributed to keeping several species from being listed.