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Truckee River Fund (TRF) Grant

Grants to California and Nevada Nonprofits
and Agencies to Preserve Natural Resources

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Community Foundation of Western Nevada - Truckee River Fund (TRF)

Deadline Date:

07/31/20 12:00 Noon

Description:

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Grants to California and Nevada nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies for programs and projects that preserve and enhance natural resources in eligible regions. Projects may address pollution, erosion, and invasive plant and aquatic species. Proposals must demonstrate measurable impact in protecting and enhancing water quality or water resources of the Truckee River and its watershed.

 Proposals are encouraged for the following:

  • Projects that improve bank or channel stabilization and decrease erosion.
  • Structural controls or Low Impact Development (LID) projects on tributaries and drainages to the Truckee River where data supports evidence of pollution and/or sediments entering the Truckee River.
  • Projects that remove pollution from the Truckee River.
  • Projects that remove or control invasive aquatic species or terrestrial invasive plant species that are adverse to water supply.

Grant Priorities

TMWA recommends that the Advisors give preference to well-prepared and thought out grant requests for projects and programs that mitigate substantial threats to water quality and the watershed, particularly those threats upstream or nearby treatment and hydroelectric plant intakes:

  1. Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS): Projects/Programs that support the prevention or control of aquatic invasive species in the main stream Truckee River, Lake Tahoe, other tributaries and water bodies in the Truckee River system.
  2. Watershed Improvements: Projects that reduce erosion or sediment, suspended solids, or TDS discharges to the River. Projects or programs that are located within 303d (impaired waters) sections of the River should be considered, both in California and Nevada. Innovative techniques should be encouraged.
  3. Local Stormwater Improvements: Projects that are well designed which mitigate storm water run-off due to urbanization of the local watershed. Priority should be given to those improvement projects in close proximity to TMWA’s water supply intakes and canals and which will improve the reliability and protect the quality of the community’s municipal water supply.
  4. Re-Forestation and Re-Vegetation Projects: Projects to restore forest and upland areas damaged by fire and historical logging operations, and to improve watershed resiliency in drought situations. Projects/programs in this category should be given a high priority due to urbanization of the watershed and increased susceptibility of the urban and suburban watershed to wildfire.
  5. Support to Rehabilitation of Local Tributary Creeks and Drainage Courses: Practical projects to support water quality improvement in Gray Creek, Bronco Creek, Mogul Creek, Chalk Creek, Steamboat Creek and the North Truckee Drain.
  6. Stewardship and Environmental Awareness: Support to Clean-Up programs and the development and implementation of educational programs relative to water, water quality and watershed protection.
  7. Meet Multiple Objectives: Projects/Programs should identify opportunities to meet multiple water quality and watershed objectives as outlined above with preference given to those achieving multiple benefits.
  8. Leverage Stakeholder Assets and Participation: Projects/Program selection should include an assessment of various stakeholder interests in all aspects of river water quality, watershed protection, source water protection and species enhancement thereby leveraging available funds and other assets. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174549

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$650,000

Term of Contract:

Projects must begin within 180 days of award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for funding, grantees must adhere to the following requirements:
-Funds are to be used and/or disbursed exclusively for the charitable uses and purposes.
-The Fund shall be used exclusively for projects that protect and enhance water quality or water resources of the Truckee River, or its watershed.
-The Charitable Beneficiaries may include 501(c)(3) organizations and governmental entities. Any grants to governmental entities must be made exclusively for public benefit purposes.
-All grantees will be required to sign a grant agreement stipulating their agreement with all of the terms, conditions, and reporting requirements.
-Organizations or entities sponsoring proposals are prohibited from ex parte communications regarding such proposals with members of the Truckee River Fund Advisory Committee while such proposals are pending before the Committee, and such communications may be grounds for rejecting a proposal.
For more information on eligibility, see: http://truckeeriverfund.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Fall2020_TruckeeRiverFund_RFP.pdf#page=7

Pre-Application Information:

The 2020 Fall Request for Proposals deadline is Friday, July 31, 2020 at 12:00 p.m

Applicants must provide a minimum 25 percent match for funds requested.

Truckee River Fund: http://truckeeriverfund.org/
FAQs: http://truckeeriverfund.org/faqs/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To submit a proposal, please contact:
Lauren Renda
775-333-5499
lrenda@nevadafund.org

John Enloe
Project Manager
Truckee Meadows Water Authority
(775) 834-8250

50 Washington Street
Suite 300
Reno, NV 89503
Phone 775-333-5499
Fax 775-333-5487

P.O. Box 30013
Reno, NV 89520-3013
Main line: (775) 834-8080

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