National Wildlife Refuge System Preserve America Grant
[posted from RFP Bulletin]
Applications Invited for National Wildlife Refuge System Preserve America Grant Program
Deadline: November 1, 2006
A program of the Fish and Wildlife Service (<a href="http://www.fws.gov">http://www.fws.gov</a>) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (<a href="http://nfwf.org">http://nfwf.org</a>), the National Wildlife Refuge Preserve America Grant Program seeks to protect historic sites, integrate history into refuge interpretive and education programs, and build partnerships with communities and organizations interested in supporting refuge programs.
The grant program provides competitive grants of $10,000 to $15,000 each to help fund national wildlife refuge interpretive and education projects focusing on history and historic sites and how they contribute to the conservation and understanding of natural resources.
Grant proposals must demonstrate national, state, or local partnerships to qualify. Priority will be placed on proposals that effectively blend interpretive or education programs with the Refuge System’s mission to conserve fish, wildlife, and plants and that emphasize themes that are important for understanding American history at the national, state, or local levels. Special consideration will be given to proposals that begin new interpretive or education programs on refuges that meet the President’s Preserve America’s objectives (<a href="http://www.preserveamerica.gov">http://www.preserveamerica.gov</a>) or that have the potential to reach new audiences to broaden the public’s understanding of and support for the Refuge System’s mission (<a href="http://fws.gov/refuges">http://fws.gov/refuges</a>).
Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations or organizations that have applied for nonprofit status, including Refuge "Friends" organizations, cooperative and interpretive associations, local historical societies, academic institutions, or other citizen support organizations interested in assisting a Refuge or group of Refuges and the Refuge System as a whole. State, county, and local government agencies are not eligible.
Non-Federal matching funds are required on at least a 1:1 basis.
Visit the NFWF Web site for complete program and application information.
RFP Link: <a href="http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10003941/nfwf">http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10003941/nfwf</a>
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