Wildlife Research and Preservation

Ford Foundation Grants

The Ford Foundation makes grants that support the three I's: Institutions, Ideas, and Individuals. Having recently done away with their siloed grants program, the Ford Foundation accepts grant proposals that start in seven program areas, or entry points, as they say.

The seven program areas:

  • Civic Engagement and Government
  • Creativity and Free Expression
  • Future of Work(ers)
  • Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Justice
  • Just Cities and Regions
  • Natural Resources and Climate Change
  • Technology and Society

State Coastal Conservancy Proposition 1 Grants

The Coastal Conservancy is currently soliciting Proposition 1 grant proposals, applications are due April 30, 2019. The Proposition 1 Solicitation describes the grant program, its priorities, evaluation criteria, and other important information. In order to apply, applicants must submit a cover page and a project description. Applications for Prop 1 funding for restoration and ecosystem protection projects must include a completed Corps Consultation Review form.

Cultural, Community and Natural Resources Grant Program

California voters passed the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018 (Proposition 68) on June 5, 2018. Proposition 68 authorized the Legislature to appropriate $37 million to the California Natural Resources Agency (the “State”) for competitive grants that protect, restore, and enhance California’s cultural, community and natural resources. This resulted in the Cultural, Community and Natural Resources (“CCNR”) Grant Program.

Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grants

The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration grant program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality, watersheds and the species and habitats they support. The Five Star and Urban Waters program will award approximately $1.7 million in grants natio​nwide.

Agricultural Water Conservation and Efficiency Grants

The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), Mid-Pacific Region, intends to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): Agricultural Water Conservation and Efficiency Grants, Fostering District/Farmer Partnerships, for Grant Agreement(s) pursuant to the authority of Public Law 111-11 (42 USC 10364) Title IX of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Subtitle F, Secure Water, Section 9504 (a) Water Management Improvement.

2018 Preservation Technology and Training Grants

2018 Preservation Technology and Training Grants (PTT Grants) are intended to create better tools, better materials, and better approaches to conserving buildings, landscapes, sites, and collections. The PTT Grants are administered by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT), the National Park Service's innovation center for the preservation community. The competitive grants program will provide funding to federal agencies, states, tribes, local governments, and non-profit organizations.

Sonoran Joint Venture Migratory Bird Program

The Sonoran Joint Venture (SJV) Awards Program supports the investigation and conservation of birds and their habitats within SJV boundaries by providing funds through a competitive program. Proposals for projects that support the SJV mission and objectives and fall into the broad categories of habitat, monitoring, or planning, are eligible for funding. Components of your project may also include outreach, education, community involvement, research, ecotourism, or professional training, but the overall outcome must support habitat, monitoring, or planning.

North American Wetlands Conservation Act 2018 U.S. Standard Grants

The U.S. Standard Grants Program is a competitive, matching grants program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the United States that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act. These projects must involve only long-term protection, restoration, enhancement and/or establishment of wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated migratory birds. A 1:1 match is required. Research funding is ineligible.

National Fish Passage Program

The National Fish Passage Program (NFPP) is a voluntary program that provides direct technical assistance and financial assistance in the form of cooperative agreements and grants to partners to provide fish (and other aquatic organisms) passage and restore aquatic connectivity for the benefit of federal trust resources. The NFPP is delivered through more than 65 Fisheries and Aquatic Conservation (FAC) Field Offices across all States and territories.

Central Valley Project Improvement Act Grant Program

Proposition 1, the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014, allocates $475,000,000 to the California Natural Resources Agency for projects that fulfill the obligations of the State of California in complying with the terms of several agreements. One of the agreements is the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA). The 2016/17 budget appropriated $89.15 million from this allocation to meet the state’s commitments for implementation of Section 3406(d) of CVPIA to improve water deliveries on the wildlife habitat areas.