On Nov. 3, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced a request for proposals for the Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program. The grant is a public-private partnership funded in part by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Wetlands and Urban Waters Programs, the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in conjunction with the Urban Waters Federal Partnership.

More than $2 million in combined total funding will be available to support water quality projects. The program goal is to foster stewardship in local — especially underserved — communities and to promote restoration of coastal, wetland, and riparian areas in the U.S. In 2016, the Urban Waters Federal Partnership will give special consideration to projects that directly advance priorities in the 19 Urban Water Federal Partnership designated locations. Proposals should be submitted by Feb. 3.