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Restoration and Stewardship of Outdoor Resources and Environment (RESTORE) Colorado Program Grant

Grants to Colorado Nonprofits, IHEs, and Agencies
for Environmental Conservation Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Deadline Date:

02/27/20 9:59 PM Mountain Time

Description:

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Grants to Colorado nonprofit organizations, government agencies, Indian tribes, and educational institutions for environmental conservation projects. Funding is intended to enhance, expand, and rehabilitate statewide wildlife habitat. The purpose of the program is to promote wildlife habitat restoration, expansion, and improvement at-scale and provide opportunities for the proactive management of Colorado’s public and private conservation lands for the greatest benefit to wildlife and local communities.

Projects should focus on the following habitats and statewide priorities: 

  • River corridors, riparian areas and wetlands
  • Eastern Colorado grasslands
  • Sagebrush
  • Big game winter range and migration routes
  • Forestland projects in specific geographies

The program seeks projects that implement conservation practices directly on-the-ground and/or which increase organizational capacity to implement conservation activities. Competitive projects may include but are not limited to:

  • River corridors, riparian areas, and wetlands
  • Eastern Colorado grasslands
  • Sagebrush shrublands
  • Big game winter range and migration corridors
  • Forest health

For additional information about these priority areas, see: https://www.nfwf.org/rockymountains/Documents/2020RestoreCOrfp.pdf#page=2

For information about project metrics, see: https://www.nfwf.org/rockymountains/Documents/2020RestoreCOrfp.pdf#page=3

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 140537

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$2,500,000

Number of Grants:

6-12 projects

Estimated Size of Grant:

Minimum grant amount of $100,000

Term of Contract:

A grant term shall not exceed three years in length. In 2020, funding priority will be given to projects that will be substantially completed by the end of 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible and Ineligible Entities:
- Eligible applicants include non-profit 501(c)3 organizations, U.S. Federal government agencies, state government agencies and other political subdivisions of the state, local and municipal governments, Indian tribes, and educational institutions.
- Ineligible applicants include businesses and unincorporated individuals.

Ineligible Uses of Grant Funds:
- Program funds may not be used to support ongoing efforts to comply with legal requirements, including permit conditions, mitigation and settlement agreements. However, grant funds may be used to support projects that enhance or improve upon existing baseline compliance efforts.
- Program funds will not be used for conservation easements or fee title acquisitions land.
- Program funds and matching contributions may not be used to support political advocacy, fundraising, lobbying, litigation, terrorist activities or Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.

Pre-proposal Conference:

An applicant webinar was held on January 14, 2020.

Listen to the webinar recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6645206789398390787

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by Thursday, February 27, 2020, 9:59 PM Mountain Time.

Timeline:
- Applications Available: Thursday, January 9, 2020
- Applicant Webinar: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:00 AM Mountain Time
- ​Full Proposal Due Date: ​Thursday, February 27, 2020, 9:59 PM Mountain Time
​- Review Period: ​February – March 2020
- ​Awards Announced: ​April 2020

Applicant resources: https://www.nfwf.org/whatwedo/grants/applicants/Pages/home.aspx

Contact Information:

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

Register and apply online: https://easygrants.nfwf.org/

For more information or questions about this RFP, please contact:

Riparian Project Inquiries:
Kirstin Neff, Southwest Rivers Program Manager
Kirstin.Neff@nfwf.org

Sagebrush and Migration Project Inquiries:
Seth Gallagher, Rocky Mountain Regional Program Manager Seth.Gallagher@nfwf.org

General Inquiries:
Daley Burns, Regional Program Coordinator
Daley.Burns@nfwf.org

For issues or assistance with the online Easygrants system, please contact:
Easygrants Helpdesk
Email: Easygrants@nfwf.org
Voicemail: 202-595-2497

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