Monday, June 04, 2007

Grants to Benefit Migratory Birds and Their Habitats

From The Foundation Center...

Applications Invited for ConocoPhillips SPIRIT of Conservation Migratory Bird Program

Deadline: September 1, 2007 (Pre-proposals)

The ConocoPhillips ( http://www.conocophillips.com/ ) SPIRIT of Conservation Migratory Bird Program provides funding through a competitive application process for projects that benefit migratory birds and their habitats.

Priority will be given to projects that protect or improve management of habitats for migratory birds; result in restoration of habitat through tree or other plantings; benefit declining, threatened, or endangered species at the state or federal level; produce measurable benefits to these species that enhance their recovery; and provide opportunities for employee participation and volunteerism.

Priority will be given to projects in regions where ConocoPhillips has an operating presence, including the following regions in North America: Western Canada; Gulf of Mexico states, including Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama; Prairie states, including Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming; and Delaware Bay.

International projects will be considered for specific geographic areas. The program has $600,000 available in total annual funding.

The minimum grant size is $25,000. Awards will typically be a mixture of private funds from ConocoPhillips and federal funds from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation ( http://www.nfwf.org/ ).

All grant awards require a minimum 1:1 match of cash or contributed goods and services, of which at least 50 percent should be from non-federal sources.

Complete program guidelines and application materials are avail- able at the NFWF Web site.

RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10007528/nfwf

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