Funding Opportunities

E.g., Apr 1, 20
Funder Name: Wildlife Conservation Society
Funding Range:

$25,000 - $250,000

The Cimate Adpatation Fund supports one to two-year projects that implement science-driven, on-the-ground actions that assist wildlife and ecosystems to adapt to climate change at a landscape scale.


Project proposals must:




  • Focus on the functionality of ecosystems, rather than conserving individual species.




  • Be designed for long-term conservation impact.




  • Create the potential for impact at a landscape scale.




  • Use strategic, targeted communications activities to amplify adaptation outcomes.




  • Be designed with climate adaptation for wildlife and ecosystems as a core goal or outcome of the work.




  • Propose conservation goals and actions that are grounded in the best available science.




  • Conduct on-the-ground implementation, not research, planning or tool development.



Funder Name: Bureau of Land Management - Colorado
Funding Range:

$25,000 - $75,000

 The Colorado State Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wishes to partner with a variety of cooperators to accomplish these objectives. Funding is available to perform activities described herein on the watersheds within the jurisdiction of lands managed by BLM Colorado. Potential projects under this funding opportunity announcement may include watershed management activities that address water supply needs, water quality concerns, and restoration needs that will benefit multiple water uses (e.g., agricultural, municipal, tribal, environmental, and recreation). BLM Colorado has opportunities to work with partner organizations to accomplish goals of the BLM Aquatic Habitat Management that include, but are not limited to, such things as: 1. Development and/or implementation of watershed management plans. 2. Increased local capacity to protect and enhance aquatic habitat, water quality, promote water conservation, and sustain the present health of the watershed. 3. Improvements in the resiliency of ecosystems, communities, and economies in the watershed. 4. Improvements in the hydraulic and geomorphic conditions of streams. 5. Removal of invasive plants and animals to enhance fish habitat, water quality and the physical characteristics of the stream. 6. Inventory, modernize and/or develop infrastructure such as culverts and diversion structures in order to improve fish and other aquatic organism passage. 7. Provide a forum for enhanced communication among diverse stakeholder groups along the watershed. 8. Conserve and enhance aquatic and riparian habitats for native and desired non-native species. 9. Provide resources for recreational and subsistence fishing opportunities including increasing public access and infrastructure, such as fishing piers, for public enjoyment and outreach, education and job mentoring activities for youth, families, and veterans. 10. Protect and stabilize both lotic and lentic aquatic and riparian habitats. 11. Implement projects to reduce erosion, salinity and sediments. 12. Collect and analyze water resources data needed to maintain, protect and restore water resources effectively. 13. Inventory, assess, monitor, and improve aquatic, riparian, and wetland habitat quality and quantity. 14. Address the immediate threats from aquatic invasive species, including quagga and zebra mussels. 15. Influencing water temperature or improving the timing or volume of available flows at particular locations to improve aquatic conditions. 16. Monitor surface and groundwater quality. 17. Manage geospatial and biometric data. 18. Conduct baseline inventories and assessments critical to many public land uses and ongoing monitoring programs. 19. Engage citizen-scientists and students in monitoring and directed research of various BLM dependent aquatic and riparian species and their habitats. 20. Develop and assist with Bureau aquatic invasive programs including: mapping, control, prevention, education, data analysis, ecological modeling and risk assessments, biosecurity, eDNA surveillance, etc


 

Funder Name: Bureau of Land Management
Funding Range:

$25,000 - $50,000

The Utah BLM has opportunities to work with partner organizations to accomplish goals of the BLM Plant Conservation & Restoration Program that include, but are not limited to, such things as:Support habitat management efforts to restore keystone wildlife and game species habitats and increase on-the-ground project work to reduce the threats to sage grouse, mule deer, and other sensitive species in high priority habitats. Work with growers to continue to develop genetically appropriate native plant material for use in habitat restoration and reclamation. Support studies to improve the effectiveness of conservation restoration efforts to include, but not be limited to, plant ecological and ecophysiological studies, seed bank persistence, plant propagation and development of agronomic production practices, and trait and/or seed source evaluations as well as seeding treatment and tool development via partners, State Offices and Eco-regional Plant Conservation and Restoration Programs. Support pollinator studies and projects that increase the knowledge and nexus to the importance of native plant communities and pollinators to restoration durability and ecological function. Monitor, protect, increase understanding and restore habitat that supports more than 1,700 rare plant species, more than 400 of which are found exclusively on BLM lands. These plants are integral ecological components of wildlife habitat often providing important forage and habitat structure. Work with partners to implement priority species conservation actions. Assist BLM programs such as Fuels and Emergency Stabilization & Restoration in restoring public lands and integrating more wide spread use of native plant materials.

Funder Name: National Forest Foundation
Funding Range:

$25,000 - $30,000

The National Forest Foundation Matching Awards Program provides funding for results-oriented on-the-ground projects that enhance forest health and outdoor experiences on National Forests and Grasslands. 

Funder Name: National Forest Foundation
Funding Range:

$15,000 - $300,000

MAP supports the strategic focus areas of Forest Health and Outdoor Experiences.

Funder Name: Small Business Association
Funding Range:

$0 - $25,000

Emergency Support for Small to Mid-sized Nonprofits (500 Employees or Fewer)


The bill creates a new Emergency Small Business Loan program within the SBA 7(a) loan program. To be eligible, nonprofits or for-profits must have been in existence on March 1, 2020 or earlier and have 500 or fewer employees. An important provision: under this new program, loans are forgivable if the nonprofit or for-profit keeps staff on the payroll between March 1 and June 30. This, in essence, turns the loan into a general operating support grant. Forgivable loans of this type can be taken out for as much as $10 million and can be used to meet payroll and associated costs (including health insurance premiums), facilities costs, and debt service.


The SBA currently has Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). The existing program provides loans of up to $2 million at an interest rate of 2.75 percent for nonprofits. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact.


But we’re hearing reports from the field about conflicting messages from SBA offices.


The relief bill would change the EIDL to eliminate creditworthiness requirements and eligible nonprofits with 500 employees or fewer are supposed to be able to get checks for $10,000 within three days.

Funder Name: Bank of the West
Funding Range:

$0

The mission of Bank of the West's Charitable Investments Program is to help meet the needs of the communities we serve by supporting nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving quality of life, particularly for low- and moderate-income individuals and communities. Projects meet Charitable Giving Categories; relevant categories include: 1) Financing services and technical assistance programs for small businesses and farms; 2) Job training and vocational programs, including literacy and basic-skills education, for low- to moderate-income adults; 3) Programs that promote civic engagement. 

Funder Name: River Network
Funding Range:

$0 - $0

HAVE A RESTORATION PROJECT THAT NEEDS FUNDING?

Paid members can promote their projects to potential supporters through the Business for Water Stewardship Bank

The Business for Water Stewardship Bank supports growing business interest in projects that restore river flows and recharge ground water, and expands funding opportunities for dues-paying River Network member organizations and their water restoration projects.

RiversEdge West's

mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.

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