(L to R) Rio Grande stream gage, staff gage, and weather gage at at Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge

Examples of USGS monitoring equipment used at Valle de Oro NWR.

Nature-Based Solutions Funding Database

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) launched a new funding microsite for communities interested in pursuing federal funding and/or technical assistance for nature-based solutions and green infrastructure projects. The interactive database allows users to search and sort the more than 70 types of federal grants that fund nature-based solutions based on factors such as eligible recipients, project purpose, and the match required. It also provides information about the typical application cycles, and contact information for each program.

Access the database here:

Check out this list of funding opportunities available on the new database:

National Culvert Removal, Replacement & Restoration Grants

Neighborhood Access and Equity Grant Program

Climate and Environmental Justice Block Grants

Wildlife Crossings Pilot Program

Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Discretionary Grant Program

Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations Program

Wetland Reserve Easement Program

State Fire Assistance

Regional Conservation Partnership Program - Classic and Alternative Funding Arrangement (RCPP)

Urban and Community Forestry Program

Forest Legacy Program

Forest Stewardship Program

North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Small Grants Program

Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grants

Brownfields Cleanup Grants

Brownfields Assessment Grants

Brownfields Multipurpose Grants

Superfund Redevelopment Program

Training and Technical Assistance for Rural, Small, and Tribal Wastewater Systems

Five Star Wetland and Urban Waters Restoration Grants

Wetland Program Development Grants (WPDGs)

Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA)

Groundwork USA Technical Assistance

Clean Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Program

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund

Silver Jackets Program (learning from one another and jointly applying resources to reduce flood risk)

Environmental Infrastructure Program (EI)

Flood Plain Management Services Program (FPMS)

Planning Assistance to States and Tribes Program (PAS)

Safeguarding Tomorrow Through Ongoing Risk Mitigation (STORM) Act

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Sub-Program: Direct Technical Assistance (DTA)

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Program

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Emergency Watershed Protection Program

Emergency Forest Restoration Program

Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) 

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

NFWF America the Beautiful Challenge

State Wildlife Grants

Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Program

Tribal Climate Resilience Grants - Annual Awards Program

Pilot Programs for Rural and Economically Disadvantaged Communities (Sections 118(b) and 118(c))

Flood Damage Protection (Section 205)

Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration (Section 206)

Project Modifications for Improvement of the Environment (Section 1135)

Conservation Innovation Grants

Community Wildfire Defense Grant Program for At-Risk Communities (Wildfire Risk to Communities)

Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program

Bioproduct Pilot Program

Clean Water Act Nonpoint Source Grant (Section 319(h) Grants)

Environmental Justice Small Grants Program

Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal Grants

Clean Waters State Revolving Fund

Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Post Fire

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)