Foundation / Corporation
ConocoPhillips, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S.D.A. Natural Resources Conservation Service
08/12/19 11:59 PM ET
Grants starting at $25,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, federal, state, and local government agencies, educational institutions, and Indian tribes for bird habitat protection and restoration in eligible states. Eligible states include Alaska, Colorado, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. The purpose of this funding is to restore grassland, wetland, sage-steppe, and coastal habitats for birds; protect key habitats for birds; and provide technical assistance to improve bird habitat conservation practices on working lands, with an emphasis in focal geographies.
Projects must occur in one or more of the eligible states listed above. Projects located within program focal areas will be more competitive – see Grant Coverage Areas below for the map of program focal areas.
With geographic focal areas that span major migratory routes in Alaska and along the north–south axis of the central United States, including the Gulf Coast, and localized habitats within the geographic focal areas, the ConocoPhillips SPIRIT of Conservation program focuses on improving habitat quality and quantity for both migratory and non-migratory bird populations. Within landscapes heavily dominated by working grasslands, wetlands, and sagebrush habitats, the program places a high priority on partnering with ranchers, farmers, and other private and public land managers to help improve landscape connectivity and habitat quality for birds dependent on these habitats. Examples of species to benefit from projects include, but are not limited to, sage obligate species, Baird’s sparrow, Sprague’s pipit, Chestnut-collared longspur, and McCown’s longspur.
The SPIRIT of Conservation program will primarily support projects that address the following strategies:
- Restore or improve grassland, sagebrush, wetland, and coastal habitats for birds
- Protect key habitats for birds
- Provide technical assistance on working lands
- Implement innovative bird data gathering techniques or technologies
For more information about the above strategies, see: https://www.nfwf.org/spirit/Documents/2019rfp.pdf#page=2
For evaluation criteria, see: https://www.nfwf.org/spirit/Documents/2019rfp.pdf#page=4
GrantWatch ID#: 186416
Grant awards will range from $25,000 to $250,000. Past grants have typically ranged from $50,000 to $150,000.
Funded projects should be completed within three years following finalization of a grant agreement.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application system: https://www.easygrants.nfwf.org/
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Map of geographic focus area: https://www.nfwf.org/spirit/PublishingImages/Figure%201.jpg
USA: Alaska; Colorado; Louisiana; Montana; New Mexico; North Dakota; Oklahoma; South Dakota; Texas; Utah; Wyoming