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Conservation Grants

Open Conservation Grant Cycle

The WNPS Conservation Committee is soliciting proposals for Conservation Grants of up to $1000 (typical range $250-$700). Proposals must further the conservation of Washington native plants and provide public benefit. Projects will restore, improve, or support on-the-ground, functioning native plant ecosystems and must be site appropriate. Total funds available for the 2016 cycle are $1500.  

Grant requests may be from WNPS members or WNPS chapters. Awards will primarily be based on quantity and quality of ecological benefit to be gained. Preference may be given to students and first time recipient team projects, and chapters or member organizations with limited financial resources.

Proposals will be evaluated based on:
     • quantity and quality of ecological benefit to be gained (50 points)
     • likelihood of project success (25 points)
     • support of WNPS conservation priorities; local chapter interests (25 points)

Applications must be received by January 15 and awards will be announced by February 15.
For funded projects, the grant payment will be paid when the project is completed and a final report, including receipts is submitted. Negotiations of early payment and balance on completion of an accepted final report may be considered by request. The final report should be 300-500 words in length and include photo documentation suitable for publication in 'Douglasia'.

Applications should include the following:

Title
Please select a brief title that can be used to share information about your project and include the date of the application.

Contact Information
Include applicant name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. If the applicant is a chapter or member organization, the name, address, telephone number and e-mail of the designated contact person.

Narrative
The proposal narrative must include: a brief description of the project, proposed methods or activities, projected outcomes including ecological benefits, an explanation of how the project furthers the goals of WNPS and contributes public benefit (Also see evaluation criteria above).

Timeline
Describe when activities funded by the grant will occur, including a timeline for the project.

Budget
Include an itemized budget (as specific as possible).

Letter of Support
At least one letter of support is required; a letter of support from the local WNPS chapter is highly recommended.

Financial Need (For Chapters Only):
Chapters or member organizations with limited financial resources are encouraged to apply.

For individuals seeking grants, confirmation of current WNPS membership is required.

Send an electronic copy of the proposal to: b.brookreson@comcast.net Also, copy (cc) becky@chaney.org and wnps@wnps.org

For more information or to discuss your proposal contact:

Becky Chaney
Conservation Committee Chair
425-880-4220
becky@chaney.org



Updated: March 11, 2016
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