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Chi-Cal Rivers Fund 2023 Request for Proposals

The Chi–Cal Rivers Fund (Fund) is inviting applications for competitive grant funding. With a focus on the major waterways of the Chicago and Calumet region, the program will award grants to reduce stormwater runoff with green infrastructure, enhance fish and wildlife habitat and improve public access to and use of natural areas. Up to $1.5 million is expected to be available for grant awards. Individual grants typically range from $150,000 to $400,000. Proposals must be submitted online ( by July 18, 2023, 10:59 PM Central Time

Equity and Inclusion: The fund will prioritize investments that address the disproportionate impact of climate change, flooding, and other environmental issues in communities of color and low-income communities. Other priorities include projects developed through community input and co-design processes.

Period of Performance: 24 months


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