Deadline: August 28, 2012 – Department of Fish and Game Environmental Enhancement Fund Grant Program (flyer)
The State’s oil spill agency, the California Department of Fish and Game Office of Spill Prevention and Response, is seeking grant proposals for projects to enhance California’s marine habitat. This grant, administered through the Environmental Enhancement Fund (EEF), is available to coastal communities including cities, nonprofit organizations, counties, districts, state agencies, and departments, and (to the extent permitted by federal law) federal agencies.
Details and RFP.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Cosco Busan Oil Spill Settlement – Recreational Use Grant Program The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, together with California Department of Fish and Game and the California State Lands Commission, request pre-proposals under the Cosco Busan Oil Spill Settlement – Recreational Use Grant Program (Program) for recreational projects that compensate the public for the loss of use and enjoyment of public beaches, parks, and other public or natural resources as a result of the Cosco Busan oil spill. Pre-proposal Due Date: April 26, 2012 Full Proposal Due Date: September 10, 2012. $6.8 million available. Contact Liz Epstein, Senior Manager, Impact-Directed Environmental Accounts, 415-243-3102 or email@example.com.
Deadline October 25, 2012 – NAWCA Small Grants: The Small Grants Program is a competitive, matching grants program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the United States that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (Act). These projects must involve long-term protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated migratory birds. This program supports the same type of projects and adheres to the same selection criteria and administrative guidelines as the U.S. Standard Grants Program. However, project activities are usually smaller in scope and involve fewer project dollars. Grant requests may not exceed $75,000, and funding priority is given to grantees or partners new to the Act’s Grants Program. Note: Small grants are an underutilized part of the Act; they are much easier than standard grants and they’ve raised the cap to $75,000. All potential applicants should contact SFBJV Coordinator Beth Huning at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-259-0334 well in advance for input on ways to make their application competitive on a national level.
2013 Deadline: November 1, 2012. Webless Migratory Game Bird Program The primary purpose of the WMGBP is to support activities that will improve management of the 16 species of migratory shore and upland game birds (MSUGBs, Table 1) in North America. The Migratory Shore and Upland Game Bird Support Task Force, organized through the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, developed a set of priority information needs by convening a series of workshops. The workshops included broad representation (i.e., federal and state agencies, conservation organizations, and university researchers) familiar with the research and management needs for these species. Priorities identified at the workshops (see Appendix A for a list of priorities) should be used to guide proposal development and will be used by the review committee to select projects that address these priority information needs.
Deadline: November 1, 2012 – NOAA Marine Debris Program – The NOAA Marine Debris Program supports several grant opportunities for marine debris activities. The first is in cooperation with the NOAA Restoration Center’s Community-based Restoration Program, the second is an outreach and education partnership opportunity, and the third is in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Covanta Energy Corporation. The Community-Based Marine Debris Removal Grant supports locally driven, community-based marine debris prevention and removal projects that benefit coastal habitat, waterways, and wildlife including migratory fish.
Climate Funding Opportunities: These opportunities represent a snapshot of what is currently available (as of July 12, 2012). Future grant opportunities are contingent upon funding appropriations.
California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB)
WCB continues to provide funding for wetland, riparian, oak woodland, and other fish and wildlife habitat improvement projects and land acquisition (easement and fee title) from Propositions 40, 50, and 117. The WCB’s Riparian, Inland Wetlands, and Oak Woodland programs continue, and are continuously open for proposal submission.
More information can be found on our website.
Coastal Program in San Francisco Bay The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service operates a partnership program in the Bay, Delta and the estuary’s local watersheds. About $220,000 is available each year to obligate to projects that restore fish and wildlife habitat, provide essential information to decision makers advising them on habitat restoration, or performs habitat-related advocacy and outreach. The emphasis is on estuarine benefits and for “on-the-ground” projects. About 260 wide-ranging projects involving all kinds of partners have been supported since 1992. CFDA Number 15.630. Contact John Klochak, Coastal Program Manager, San Francisco Bay Area, San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 9500 Thornton Ave. Newark, CA 94560. Phone: 510-792-0717 ext 223, FAX: 510-792-5828 Email: email@example.com