Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC)
09/15/17 5:00 PM Receipt
Grants of up to $75,000 to Missouri government agencies in St. Louis City and St. Louis County to promote citizen engagement in urban conservation projects. Applicants must contact program staff prior to submitting an application. Funding will support habitat restoration and reconstruction projects in public parks.
Practices eligible for funding include land management activities necessary for habitat restoration such as: native plant establishment, terrestrial and aquatic habitat enhancement, and invasive species control, interpretive signage related to the project, and staff training for natural landscape management.
Applications should be relevant to the goals of MDC’s Community Conservation Program:
-Provide support for terrestrial and aquatic habitat improvement in urban areas;
-Coordinate efforts among similar organizations which share the common goal of improving urban habitats and supporting community conservation efforts;
-Train partner organization staff in native habitat restoration and long-term management practices of sustaining natural landscapes; and
-Engage the public through conservation education and volunteer opportunities.
Proposals will be ranked based on the following criteria:
-Value and quality of terrestrial or aquatic habitat restoration or improvement activities
-Projects should have a detailed and realistic budget and timeline of project activities.
-A long term plan should be included which describes management activities and responsibilities following completion of grant project to maintain habitat improvements for 15 years.
-Partnership development through partner investment of time and/ or resources into project.
-Staff training and re-tooling
-Visibility and outreach potential to the surrounding community.
Staff training and retooling criteria:
-Long-term success of grant projects will depend upon the grantee staff knowledge and organization equipment necessary for managing natural landscapes.
-Project implementation should include staff training on applicable topics such as invasive species identification and control; native Missouri plant identification; turf to native warm season grass conversion; forest, woodland, and prairie management; storm water solutions, etc. Specialized training may also be contracted using grant funds.
-Equipment may be purchased with grant funds (up to specified limits).
GrantWatch ID#: 145688
Grant funds will be distributed at $25,000 per fiscal year. The maximum request for this grant award is $75,000.
Funds will be distributed throughout 2018 - 2020.
Projects implementation should be completed within 3 years and be maintained for 15 years following the signing of the grant agreement.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Josh Ward, Community Conservation Planner
314-301-1506, ext. 4213
Missouri Department of Conservation
Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
11715 Cragwold Road
Kirkwood, MO 63122
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