2023 Biodiversity Conservation Grant: Enhancing Pollinator Habitats


2023 Biodiversity Conservation Grant: Enhancing Pollinator Habitats

With major support from Toyota Motor North America, the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) is excited to announce $200,000 in grant funding to support shovel-ready pollinator habitat enhancement projects on America’s public lands.

Habitat enhancement projects should directly support the creation, restoration, remediation, improvement, and/or protection of habitats for important pollinator species such as butterflies, bees, bats, and more. The project should impact pollinators on at least 150 acres of public land. Additionally, projects should incorporate community outreach and engagement activities designed to educate and empower the public to help enhance pollinator habitats.

Here are some FAQs about the current grant:

  • Do the 150 acres have to be contiguous?
    • No, the acres do not have to be contiguous, but they should be in the same area (ex. the same city or county). We encourage partnering with other organizations to meet this requirement.
  • Is the grant limited to only planting pollinator habitats?
    • No, The grant isn’t limited to planting pollinators: invasive removal, maintenance mowing, and many other habitat management methods can be included.

At this stage of the grant, NEEF is requesting only an LOI consisting of three easy questions. A full application will be requested after this first round. The deadline to submit your LOI is 11:45pm (EDT) on March 10, 2023.