Apply for a Stream Restoration Grant

Grant Application Process

Click here for a summary of changes and updates for the 2019 cycle

Project Development

  • Contact your NCLWF Field Representative to explore concept eligibility and potential grant opportunities.
  • Develop your application narrative and budget in light of NCLWF Evaluation Criteria.

Online Grants Management System Access

Submitting a Complete Application Packet

  • Application Questions and Guidelines from the previous grant cycle are available as an example of NCLWF’s application. Once the application period opens (typically December 1), you must use the online GMS to download and complete an application.
  • Once the application period opens, use the online GMS to complete the grant application process.  
  • After the application period closes, a field representative will contact you to schedule a meeting to review your application and discuss follow-up questions.

Application Scoring and Grant Awards

  • All applications will be scored in accordance with NCLWF Evaluation Criteria.  
  • Funding awards are made by the NCLWF Board of Trustees who meet annually in the fall to consider grant applications.

Project Eligibility

NCLWF funds restoration projects to enhance or restore degraded waters and to protect downstream natural resources such as drinking water supplies, fisheries and recreation opportunities. The intent is to restore previously degraded lands to re-establish their ability to protect water quality.  To date, the majority of eligible applications have taken the form of stream restoration projects, particularly natural channel designs. However, other approaches to restoring impaired waters include riparian wetland enhancement, floodplain and streambank enhancements, and estuarine shoreline erosion control. To ensure that your project is eligible for NCLWF funding, consult with your field representative.

To learn more about our restoration projects, click here.

Note: Restoration efforts funded by the NCLWF must be protected by a conservation easement. Click here to learn more and download easement templates.