Deadline: July 31, 2012
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuge System, has announced a request for proposals for the America’s Great Outdoors: Landscape Stewardship Program, a new initiative designed to develop community-based partnerships that further the conservation of fish, wildlife, plants, and other natural resources in distinct landscapes. The initiative is intended to help bring together public and private partners to replicate successful community-driven regional landscape conservation coalitions.
The program will provide competitive grants for efforts to create and increase capacity of new and fledgling community-based landscape conservation coalitions, including development of measurement goals for conservation success, mentoring and training sessions for new coalitions, and fostering coordination between local communities and federal natural resource agencies.
Nonprofit organizations and tribal groups are eligible to apply.
In 2012, approximately $180,000 will be available for grants of one to two years. Projects will be funded in two categories. Training and Mentoring by Existing Conservation Coalitions grants will award between $10,000 and $40,000 to support existing landscape coalitions or entities with experience in landscape conservation mentoring to conduct mentoring and training for newly-formed conservation coalitions. Capacity Building for Newly Formed Landscape Conservation Coalitions grants will provide $25,000 to $75,000 to support the creation and/or capacity growth of new regional community-driven coalitions to support landscape-scale habitat protection and restoration. While no match is required, a match of non-federal cash and/or an in-kind contribution will make a proposal more competitive. Partnerships with corporations and foundations are strongly encouraged.
The complete RFP and application instructions are available at the NFWF Web site.
Primary Subject: Environment
Geographic Funding Area: National