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Habitat Heroes Mini-Grants

Cornell Lab of Ornithology, with funding by Pennington Wild Bird Food

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #144138

Grant Description

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Grants ranging from $100 to $750 to USA schools to create or expand a bird-friendly schoolyard habitat action plan with an educational component. As projects are funded on an ongoing basis from January through June, interested applicants should submit their applications as soon as possible. Funds may be used for feeders, seed, curriculum materials, native plants, and more.

Diverse schoolyard habitats are encouraged, as they will attract a wider variety of birds. Projects may create diverse food sources, such as plants in addition to feeders, water sources, ponds, and baths, and areas of dense shrubbery and shelter for birds.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Only schools are eligible to win Habitat Heroes mini-grants.

Pre-Application Information:

First, submit your existing habitat efforts on the BirdSleuth Action Map, found here:

Every month from January through June, 2014, the Cornell Lab or Ornithology will invite as many as 10 schools from the Action Map to apply for Habitat Heroes mini-grants so they can take their projects further. If your school gets chosen to apply, you may fill out a very simple form to explain what you would like to do and what kind of support you need to take your project further.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

Approximately 30 awards are made from January through June.

Estimated Size of Grant:

$100 - $750

Contact Information:

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850

Tel: 800.843.2473
Contact Form:

RFP & Supporting Documents:

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

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