The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and its program partner organizations seek proposals for projects that assist organizations to be effective co-stewards of the United States’ natural resources within the National Wildlife Refuge System. The deadline is September 24, 2010. More info at www.nfwf.org.
Grants will be provided to assist starting refuge Friends organizations, to strengthen the capacity of existing refuge Friends organizations, and to fund specific projects. In addition, this year’s program will prioritize those proposals that initiate or improve birding opportunities for refuge visitors. Competitive proposals will specify particular benefits to refuge birders and visitors who enjoy birds.
The grant program provides competitive seed grants of $1,500 to $5,000 for creative and innovative proposals that seek to increase the number and effectiveness of organizations interested in assisting the Refuge System. Refuges in the region include, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge, Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuge, Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge, McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge, San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge, Texas Point National Wildlife Refuge, Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge.