Funds Available to Restore St. Lawrence River Resources

A view from a ridge above the St. Lawrence River in Robert Moses State Park

Funds Available to Restore St. Lawrence River Resources

September 10, 2019

On behalf of the St. Lawrence River Environment Trustee Council, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is soliciting proposals for funding to restore natural resources, habitats, and cultural and recreational uses in areas affected by decades of hazardous waste releases from industrial pollution in the St. Lawrence River, its tributaries, and adjacent watersheds. 

Up to $8 million is available with up to $1 million available per a single award. Proposals will be accepted through October 16, 2019. These funds are available as part of the St. Lawrence Environment Natural Resource Damage settlement from 2013. 

The Trustee Council includes the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, New York Department of Environmental Conservation, USFWS and NOAA. For more information, please visit the funding opportunity page on grants.gov; or the St. Lawrence Environment Natural Resource Damage Assessment - Notice of Funding Opportunity (PDF, 19 pgs).

In June 2019, NOAA announced results of another separate funding opportunity selection that includes a study to be completed by The Nature Conservancy to identify and prioritize wetland and riparian habitat restoration and land protection projects in the St. Regis, Racquette and Grasse River tributary watersheds to the St. Lawrence River.

Submit proposals to the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service through October 16, 2019. Please contact Anne Secord at anne_secord@fws.gov or 607-753-9334 for more information.