Below is a list of the most current funding opportunities. Check back often to learn about Land Conservation and Research Grant Announcements. Be sure and check links on the Research and Conservation Resources page for additional funding information. We will leave expired opportunities on this page for up to a year as a reference.
NEW! 2013 Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Application Cycle
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership (ACFHP) are requesting project proposals to restore and conserve habitat necessary to support coastal, estuarine dependent, and diadromous fish species. The maximum amount available for an individual project is $50,000. These funds can only be used for on-the-ground habitat conservation and improvement projects and related design and monitoring activities. Due September 14, 2012. For complete information and guidelines on how to apply please visit: http://www.atlanticfishhabitat.org/ACFHPfunding.htm
Funding Opportunities in the North Atlantic LCC
The Department of the Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have developed a coordinated network of landscape conservation cooperatives to provide the science necessary to undertake strategic conservation efforts across large geographic areas, in part to address major environmental and human-related factors that limit fish and wildlife populations at the broadest of scales. The objective of the NALCC Priority Science Program http://northatlanticlcc.org/rfp.htmlis to address landscape-scale conservation issues by combining resources, leveraging funds, and prioritizing conservation actions identified by the best available science. The 2012 Priority Science Needs have been identified and are listed below. To view the request for proposal (RFP) to meet this need, view the entire RFP as a website by clicking here or download the .pdf by clicking here (243KB). Proposals are due by August 17, 2012.
Eastern Maine Conservation Initiative
The Eastern Maine Conservation Initiative (EMCI), based in Portland, ME, is a non-profit organization, founded in 1996, designed to fill a recognizable gap in conservation coverage of the Eastern Maine Coast. EMCI believes in fostering sustainable ecological communities, in preserving cultural geography (ie. regional history), in generating good natural science and in seeking private stewardship solutions to environmental conservation through collaboration between public and private interests. As of 1 January 2012 EMCI has made grants of $176,000 since 1996 for local projects meeting its mission objectives. Two to four grants a year of $1,000 to $3,000 are usually made to natural science students, local historical societies, research projects or environmental projects of local significance. Applications are welcome. Contact George Herrick, firstname.lastname@example.org, 401-841-8776
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Five Star Restoration Grant Program Due Feb 15, 2012
Provides modest financial assistance on a competitive basis to support community-based wetland, riparian, and coastal habitat restoration projects that build diverse partnerships and foster local natural resource stewardship through education, outreach and training activities. Read more.
Acres for America
Acres for America is a partnership between Walmart Stores, Inc. and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. The Acres for America program was established to provide funding for projects that conserve important habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants through acquisition of interest in real property. The goal of the Acres for America program is to offset the footprint of Walmart’s domestic facilities on at least an acre by acre basis through these acquisitions.
Preproposals are accepted annually on April 1. Application Deadline: 04/01/2012
Acadia Research Fellowships
Funding for the Acadia Research Fellowship Grant Program (L.L. Bean Acadia and Schoodic Research Fellowships) has expired. We are actively seeking other sources of funding to continue this National Park Service small grants program. For additional information, please contact David Manski via e-mail or at 207-288-8720 if you are interested in being notified when this program is renewed. Investigators are encouraged to still consider conducting research at Acadia National Park. Park staff can provide access to historic Acadia natural and cultural resource data and may be able to offer work space and/or low cost housing. Contact David Manski for more details. To apply for a permit, please visit here .