Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Conservation Partners Grant Program Preproposal Deadline Nears

The deadline for preproposals for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Conservation Partners Program is 5:00 PM EDT, Monday, June 18.
The Conservation Partners Program is a $10 million grants program with individual grants ranging from $50,000 to $250,000. The grants will be provided on a competitive basis to support field biologists and other habitat professionals (botanists, ecologists, foresters, etc.) working with NRCS field offices in providing technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, foresters and other private landowners to optimize wildlife conservation on private lands. Funds may also be used for outreach, capacity-building and CRP sign-up activities. Higher usage of Farm Bill conservation programs in program priority areas is a major goal of the Conservation Partners Program.  The program priority areas for the summer 2012 round of funding are:
  • Northwest Salmon Rivers 
  • Northern Great Plains
  • California Sierras and Bay Delta
  • Lesser Prairie Chicken
Organizations interested in applying for this competitive grant opportunity should look at the program support information and the Request for Proposals, which can be found here. Organizations submitting preproposals who are invited back to submit a full proposal will face an August 1, 2012 full proposal deadline.

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