• U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    In fiscal year 2016, NFWF awarded $16.4 million in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funds to 102 projects, which was leveraged into more than $36 million through the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund, Sustain Our Great Lakes program (in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), Long Island Sound Futures Fund, and Five-Star and Urban Waters Restoration grant programs. Most projects focused on improving water quality through natural restoration activities. As part of this effort, an emphasis on wetland restoration and urban green infrastructure was added in 2016 for the Great Lakes conservation grants.