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Posted on February 15, 2012
Deadline: March 13, 2012
Conservation Partners Funding Available to Help Optimize Wildlife Conservation on Private Land
Conservation Partners, a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and other regional/initiative specific partners, provides grants on a competitive basis to organizations working with NRCS field offices to provide technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, foresters, and other private landowners to optimize wildlife habitat conservation on private lands.
Conservation Partners aims to better focus and increase the effectiveness of Farm Bill assistance funded through programs such as the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program, Environmental Quality Incentives Program, Conservation Reserve Program, and others. In addition, C P will consider funding capacity and outreach for organizations whose mission matches the goals of the program.
Priority will be given to proposals that target species and ecosystems of shared interest between NFWF and NRCS, including but not limited to the following areas: Northeast forests, Upper Mississippi River basin, Gulf of Mexico, and prairie pothole.
Eligible applicants include nonprofit 501(c) organizations, educational institutions, tribal governments, and state or local units of governments (e.g., state conservation agencies, counties, townships, cities, conservation districts, utility districts, drainage districts, and others). Individuals, federal government agencies, and for-profit firms are not eligible for grants under this program. Project proposals must include a letter of commitment from the respective NRCS state conservationist(s).
Typical grant awards will range from $50,000 to $250,000. Each program priority area is expected to receive between $500,000 and $1,000,000.
A webinar to discuss the goals of the program and the application process will be held on February 23, 2012.
The complete Request for Proposals, map of priority project areas, and webinar details are available at the NFWF Web site.
Primary Subject: Environment
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