The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is announcing the availability of grant dollars to assist cities, schools, community organizations, civic groups, watershed organizations, and conservation groups, etc., with stream clean-up projects and planting projects during the 2020-21 fiscal year.
Five grants, at a maximum of $1,000 each, are available for each of TWRA’s four regional Aquatic Habitat Protection projects (a total of $5,000 per region). The funds will be obligated as grants, so the grantee must have a nonprofit tax number. The application deadline for the program is June 30, 2020. The projects are to be completed, the money spent, and a report submitted by June 30, 2021.
The grant money could be used to buy supplies such as rakes, work gloves, and garbage bags. Also, it could be used to pay disposal fees for solid waste and tire removal or to provide promotional items like project advertisement or T‑shirts and refreshments for volunteer support.
Grant proposals should include the applicant organization’s name, tax ID number, address, phone, and name of a contact person authorized to enter into contractual agreement on behalf of the organization. The proposal should also include the name of the stream, county or counties involved, and the project area and description.
Contact TWRA’s Della Sawyers at (615) 781-6577 or by email at della.sawyers@tn.gov with any questions. For additional information, interested persons may also contact a regional Aquatic Habitat Protection Biologist at the TWRA regional offices listed below:

Region I
Allen Pyburn
200 Lowell Thomas Drive
Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 423-6541
Email: Allen.Pyburn@tn.gov
Region 2
Mike Murdock
5105 Edmondson Pike
Ellington Ag. Center
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 781-6510
Email: Mike.Murdock@tn.gov

Region 3
Bobby Brown
464 Industrial Boulevard
Crossville, TN 38555
(931) 484-9571
Email: Bobby.Brown@tn.gov
Region 4
Rob Lindbom
3030 Wildlife Way
Morristown, TN 37814
(423) 587-7037
Email: Dennis.Lindbom@tn.gov