2023 Biodiversity Conservation Grant: Enhancing Pollinator Habitats is Now Open

Opportunity

2023 Biodiversity Conservation Grant: Enhancing Pollinator Habitats is Now Open

 Dozens of fruit bats hang from the branches of a flowering almond tree. PC: Adedotun Ajibade
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. The grant competition will be a two-part process. Those interested in applying must first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). NEEF will then select and invite LOI finalists to submit a full application for review. From that pool, NEEF will then choose its grantees.  The timeline is as follows:
  • LOI opens: February 1, 2023 
  • LOI deadline: March 10, 2023
  • Finalists invited to submit Application: April 10, 2023 
  • Application due: May 10, 2023
  • Grants awarded: June 9, 2023
  • Grant period: July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024
  • Reporting deadlines:
    • December 31, 2023
    • July 31, 2024

ELIGIBILITY

  • Open to non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations, state or federal government agencies, federally recognized tribes and local governments, and educational institutions. *
  • Projects must be on public lands defined as any government- or nonprofit-owned land that is accessible to the public for recreational use.
  • Private for-profit firms and individuals are not eligible to apply.
  • Grant funding may not be used to support political advocacy, fundraising, lobbying, litigation, terrorist activities, or Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.
  • Must meet the funding criteria (See link for more details).