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Kathy Craddock Burks Education Grant

Grants to Florida Organizations, Schools, and Individuals
to Raise Awareness About Non-Native Invasive Plants

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FLEPPC)

Deadline Date:

12/08/17 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $1,000 to Florida individuals, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions for educational programs that raise awareness of invasive plants that are not originally from Florida. Funding is intended to educate Floridians about the impact that these types of plants have on the local environment and economy.

Award preference will be given to proposals that meet the following criteria:

- Involve plants listed as Category I species on the FLEPPC 2015 List of Invasive Plant Species, found on (projects involving Category II species will also be considered);
- Include an educational message that will reach a large segment of the community;
- Heighten community awareness about non-native invasive plant identification, management, prevention, environmental and/or economic impacts;
- Involve an active component (passive programs such as signs, brochures or websites should be enhanced to promote an event or an action involving the target audience);
- Include an evaluation process of project success or failure (example: “we will measure success by counting the number of participants,” or “we will describe why our goal was or was not achieved”).
- Demonstrate matching funds or in-kind contributions;
- Include partnerships (please specify type and degree of involvement for partner entities);
- Include a detailed timeline of grant activities;
- First time applicants and new/startup projects will be given preference, although repeat applicants and established programs will be considered.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166805

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $1,000

Term of Contract:

All funds awarded are to be used within one year of receipt.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Proposals are accepted from individuals, public or private nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions (from private and public universities and colleges to K-12 schools).

Grants may not be used to fund food or beverages, capital expense items (sprayers, chain saws, machinery, and herbicide), overhead costs (e.g., electricity, salary, travel expenses) or large-scale herbicide application activities.

Pre-Application Information:

Click on the links in the Supporting Documents section below to download the application and RFP.

Grant recipients are announced each spring at FLEPPC’s annual Symposium. Grant recipients are expected to present their project at the FLEPPC symposium as an oral presentation or a poster, or submit a manuscript for publication in Wildland Weeds magazine, as part of the fulfillment requirements.

Contact Information:

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

For questions, contact Kristine Cambpell at

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida