Sunday, June 29, 2008

Matching Funds Grant for Migratory Birds Conservation

From The Foundation Center...

Proposals Sought for ConocoPhillips Spirit of Conservation Migratory Bird Program

Deadline: September 1, 2008 (Preproposals)

The Spirit of Conservation Migratory Bird Program is a partner- ship between ConocoPhillips ( http://www.conocoPhillips.com/ ) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation ( http://nfwf.org/ ) which provides approximately $600,000 annually for projects that benefit migratory birds and their habitats.

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 the Delaware Bay. International projects will be considered for specific geographic areas. (A map of ConocoPhillips areas of operations is available on the NFWF Web site.)

Grant support will be provided 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.

The minimum grant size is $25,000 each. Awards from the ConocoPhillips SPIRIT of Conservation Migratory Bird Program typically will be a mixture of private funds from ConocoPhillips and federal funds from the foundation. 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.

Visit the NFWF Web site for complete program information.
RFP Link:
http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15013897/nfwfgrant

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