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Grant opportunity: Chi–Cal Rivers Fund 2016 Request for Proposals

Geographic focus of the Chi-Cal Rivers Fund

Geographic focus of the Chi-Cal Rivers Fund

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-use opportunities. Up to $1.7 million is expected to be available for grant awards. Individual grants will range from $100,000 to $300,000. Applications must be submitted online ( by 11:00 PM Central Time on July 27, 2016.


With an emphasis along the major waterways of the system, the Fund will award grants in the following three categories.

  1. Green Stormwater Infrastructure

  2. Habitat Enhancement

  3. Public-Use Improvement


Dates of activities are subject to change. Please check the Program page of the NFWF website for the most current dates and information (

  1. Grant Application Webinar: June 22, 10:00 AM Central Time

  2. Proposal Due Date: July 27, 11:00 PM Central Time

  3. Review and Approval Period: July 28 – December 4

  4. Awards Announced: December 5 – December 9

Please click here for more information and how to apply.

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