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Heritage Grant (HG)

Grants to Arizona Nonprofits, Agencies, and School Districts
for Wildlife Conservation and Environmental Education

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Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD)

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10/31/18 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants starting at $500 to Arizona government agencies, school districts, and nonprofit organizations for endangered species preservation, environmental outreach and education, and outdoor recreation. Specific funding categories include outdoor education, nature access, wildlife habitats on school grounds, urban wildlife, and the evaluation and protection of sensitive wildlife habitats.

The six HG sub-categories the Department offers are:

Environmental Education ($16,000 available) (EE)
EE grants are for projects that develop an awareness, appreciation and/or understanding of Arizona's wildlife and its environments. Grant applicants can request from $500 to $10,000.

Outdoor Education ($16,000 available) (OE)
OE grants are for projects that enhance awareness and involvement in any conservation, ecological, or biological wildlife or wildlife habitat related “field trip” activity. Grant applicants can request from $500 to $2,500.

Schoolyard Habitats ($30,000 available) (SCHOOLYARD)
SCHOOLYARD grants are for projects that encourage wildlife education on school sites through the development or improvements of schoolyard wildlife habitats. Grant applicants can request from $500 to $10,000.

Urban Wildlife / Urban Wildlife Habitat ($100,000 available) (URBAN)
URBAN grants are for projects that conserve, enhance, and establish wildlife habitats and populations in harmony with urban environments. Grant applicants can request from $500 to $100,000.

Public Access ($50,000 available) (ACCESS)
ACCESS grants are for projects that increase or maintain public access for recreational use that aligns with the Department’s Mission. Grant applicants can request from $500 to $50,000.

Identification, Inventory, Acquisition, Protection, and Management of Sensitive Habitat ($200,000 available) (IIAPM)
IIAPM grants are for projects that preserve and enhance Arizona's natural biological diversity. Grant applicants can request from $500 to $200,000.

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GrantWatch ID#: 140156

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The funding minimum for all sub-categories is $500.

Environmental Education and Schoolyard Habitat grants have a maximum funding level of $10,000.

Outdoor Education grants have a maximum funding level of $2,500.

The maximum amount for the URBAN, ACCESS or IIAPM HG sub-categories is the maximum amount available listed for each sub-category in the Description.

Term of Contract:

Awarded applicants have 120 calendar days from Grant Agreement receipt, to sign the Grant Agreement or the grant award will be rescinded. Once the project effective date has been established, a HG participant must request awarded funds within 120 calendar days or less of the Grant Agreement effective date, or the grant award will be terminated.

All grant participants (except OE), must complete their project (including all project business, project deliverables, and closure certification) within 36 months from the grant agreement effective date.

OE participants must complete their project (including all field-trip activities and closure certification) within 12 months from the grant effective date.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include the federal government, any federal department or agency; Indian tribes; all departments, agencies, boards, commissions, and political subdivisions of the State of Arizona; counties; school districts; charter schools; cities; towns; all municipal corporations; and any nonprofit group which meets the Internal Revenue Service definition of a 501(c) organization.

HGs can only be awarded for projects that occur on publicly held lands as specified in Arizona Game and Fish Administrative Rule R12-4-701.

Potential grant recipients must have a project that is either located in Arizona or involves research in which the wildlife or its habitat is located in Arizona.

Please refer to the HG FW eligibility criteria specified for each sub-category (see attachments below) to determine which FW best supports your grant proposal submission.

Costs incurred prior to the effective date of the Grant Agreement (pre-agreement costs) are only allowed as match or donation, and must be documented and specified in the project proposal. Pre-agreement costs are not an allowable HG expenditure.

Overhead and/or indirect costs are not eligible for HG funds. Overhead and/or indirect costs can be included as match, if properly documented.

Pre-Application Information:

The 2019 HG application window opens Wednesday, September 12, 2018 and closes at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, October 31 st, 2018.

A telephone confirmation to ensure receipt is highly recommended by the applicant for any application submitted, by calling Robyn Beck.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Grant proposals can be mailed, hand delivered, or emailed to:

Arizona Game and Fish Department
Attn: Wildlife Grant Administrator
5000 W. Carefree Highway
Phoenix, Arizona 85086

Robyn Beck, Wildlife Grant Administrator
623 236-7530

Sherry Crouch, Funds and Planning Chief

For IIAPM applications, please contact the Department's Terrestrial Wildlife Branch at (623-236-7506) regarding any questions about elements or priorities eligible this year.

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USA: Arizona