Funding Opportunities

E.g., Jul 20, 19
Funder Name: Bureau of Land Management - Colorado
Funding Range:

$10,000 - $50,000

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) works closely with local communities other federal and state governments to maintain and improve water quality, aquatic habitat, wetlands, springs, restoration, instream flow protection and water rights to ensure adequate high quality water is available to support municipal drinking water supplies, eligible wild and scenic rivers, wilderness areas, fish, amphibians, groundwater, riparian dependent species, threatened and endangered species, and other downstream uses. 

Funder Name: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Funding Range:

$10,000 - $100,000

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) seeks applications for wetland and riparian restoration, enhancement, and creation projects to support its Wetlands Program Strategic Plan.

The intent of this funding is to support the two primary goals of the program:

  1. Improve the distribution and abundance of ducks, and opportunities for public waterfowl hunting.  Applications supporting this goal should seek to improve fall/winter habitat on property open for public hunting (or refuge areas within properties open for public hunting), or improve breeding habitat in important production areas.

  2. Improve the status of declining or at-risk species.  Applications supporting this goal should seek to clearly address habitat needs of these species.  See species list in Attachment 1.

Funder Name: Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP)
Funding Range:

$10,000 - $100,000

The grants support water quality improvement projects, education and outreach efforts, and the development and implementation of watershed based plans that focus on reductions in NPS pollution. Proposals are reviewed by a Technical Advisory Committee and ranked on project merit. Projects located in watersheds with approved watershed based plans, and that are anticipated to measurably reduce pollutants released to streams, rivers, and lakes are given priority. Nonpoint Source Grant Program funds originate from a US Environmental Protection Agency grant pursuant to the federal Clean Water Act (CWA).

Funder Name: Arizona Water Protection Fund Commission
Funding Range:


AWPF provides funding for projects that directly maintain, enhance or restore river and riparian resources; implement measures to increase water availability; implement innovative river or riparian research; and implement water conservation measures or programs outside of the 5 Active Management Areas.

A grant application workshop with a live webinar option will be held July 24, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at the Arizona Department of Water Resources office located at 1110 W. Washington St., Suite 310, Phoenix, AZ 85007. The fiscal year 2020 Grant Application Manual is available on the Arizona Water Protection Fund (AWPF) web site and will be available at the workshop.  To have a copy mailed to you, please contact Reuben Teran at 602-771-8525, or via e-mail at



Funder Name: National Fish Habitat Partnership
Funding Range:

$50,000 - $150,000

Projects considered for funding address science-based habitat protection, restoration, and enhancement activities that benefit desert native fish species addressed by DFHP (for a complete species list, visit the DFHP Strategic Plan). Eligible projects include riparian or instream habitat protection, enhancement, and restoration. Examples are: barrier removal or construction; range-wide population or watershed habitat assessments to prioritize and plan habitat conservation.

NFHP funds must be used for on-the-ground habitat projects and related project design and monitoring activities. Funds may not be used for mitigation work or research. Funded projects must be completed within 18-36 months of receipt of contract agreement, and multi-year projects must be broken into distinct phases by year for tasks, accomplishments, and budget.


Funder Name: Bureau of Reclamation
Funding Range:

$10,000 - $300,000

The Bureau of Reclamation is releasing an applied science grant funding opportunity for non-federal entities to cost-share on projects to develop hydrologic information and water management tools and improve modeling and forecasting capabilities.

Funder Name: Colorado Water Conservation Board
Funding Range:


The WSRA Program provides grants and loans to assist Colorado water users in addressing their critical water supply issues and interests. The funds help eligible entities complete water activities, which may include competitive grants for:

  • Technical assistance regarding permitting, feasibility studies and environmental compliance;  

  • Studies or analysis of structural, nonstructural consumptive and nonconsumptive water needs, projects or activities; and  

  • Structural and nonstructural water projects or activities

Funder Name: Gates Family Foundation
Funding Range:


The Gates Family Foundation's Natural Resource initiative will partner strategically with groups to support land conservation, water resource protection and management, increased land trust capacity, citizen stewardship and ecosystem services demonstration opportunities.

Funder Name: Environmental Systems Research Institute
Funding Range:

$500 - $10,000

The Environmental Systems Research Institute provides many resources and avenues for non-profit organizations interested in developing GIS capacity but who lack the funds to pay retail costs.

Funder Name: Daniels Fund
Funding Range:

$0 - $100,000

The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for youth to develop character and gain the necessary life skills to become successful adults. Focus areas are: 1) academics and supplemental services; 2) Civic literacy and community engagement; 3) Financial literacy and entrepreneurship; and 4) Career and technical education. 

Funder Name: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Funding Range:

$1,000 - $100,000

SEPs are funds generated by fees and penalties for environmental violations. These fees are used for an array of projects such as: 

  • Pollution prevention and reduction 

  • Environmental restoration and protection

  • Environmental education and training

  • Environmental Assessments 

  • Public Health

Funder Name: US Forest Service
Funding Range:

$0 - $100,000

The Forest Legacy Program (FLP), a Federal program in partnership with States, supports State efforts to protect environmentally sensitive forest lands. Designed to encourage the protection of privately owned forest lands, FLP is an entirely voluntary program. To maximize the public benefits it achieves, the program focuses on the acquisition of partial interests in privately owned forest lands. FLP helps the States develop and carry out their forest conservation plans. 

Funder Name: Natural Resources Conservation Service
Funding Range:

$0 - $40,000

The Conservation Stewardship Program helps agricultural producers maintain and improve their existing conservation systems and adopt additional conservation activities to address priority resources concerns.  Participants earn CSP payments for conservation performance - the higher the performance, the higher the payment.

Funder Name: Natural Resources Conservation Service
Funding Range:

$0 - $100,000

The National Water Quality Initiative will work in priority watersheds to help farmers, ranchers and forest landowners improve water quality and aquatic habitats in impaired streams. NRCS will help producers implement conservation and management practices through a systems approach to control and trap nutrient and manure runoff. Qualified producers will receive assistance for installing conservation practices such as cover crops, filter strips and terraces.

Funder Name: US Fish and Wildlife Service
Funding Range:


SWGP provides federal grant funds for developing and implementing programs that benefit wildlife and their habitats, including species not hunted or fished.

Priority is placed on projects that benefit species of greatest conservation concern.

Grant funds must be used to address a variety of conservation needs--such as research, fish and wildlife surveys, species restoration, habitat management, and monitoring— identified within a State’s Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Plan/Strategy. These funds may also be used to update, revise, or modify a State’s Strategy.

RiversEdge West's

mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.