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Small Grants Program

Grants to Montana Individuals for the Study
and Appreciation of Native Plant Species

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Montana Native Plant Society (MNPS)

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Grants of up to $1,500 to Montana individuals for studies and projects involving the conservation of plants native to the state. The purpose of this program is to stimulate conservation, research, and educational activities that promote appreciation for native plants and plant communities. These grants are intended to promote native plant conservation through a better understanding of Montana’s native flora and the factors affecting their survival.

Project or study proposals must pertain to native plants of Montana. Preference will be given to proposals that: 1) generate research data or public support that advances the conservation of native plants in the wild; 2) demonstrate initiative and cooperation with other organizations or agencies. Projects emphasizing operational costs, such as utilities or rent, will be less preferred.

Eligible expenses include:
1) Direct costs of travel, meals, and lodging for research, conservation, or education projects.
2) Supply and service expenses for the sole purpose of the project (e.g., consumable supplies such as CDs/media cards, laboratory chemicals, soil, nursery stock, and services such as phone and computer time).
3) Direct printing costs for public outreach projects or research publications.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177727

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $1,500

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify for a MNPS small grant, the applicant must be a resident of Montana or a member of the Montana Native Plant Society.

Non-eligible expenses include wages, durable equipment with a longer life span than the project, and any expenses nonessential to the project.

Pre-Application Information:

The proposal deadline is January 31, 2019. Grants will be awarded by March 15, 2019.

- Proposals shall be submitted by sending a written proposal by e-mail to the Chair of the Small Grants Committee by January 31 of each year.
- Applicants will be notified by e-mail or in writing of the Board’s approval of the Committee's recommendation.
- Grant awards will be announced in the Spring or Summer Kelseya Newsletter.

Contact Information:

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

Please e-mail your proposal to:
Betty Kuropat

Montana Native Plant Society
P.O. Box 8783
Missoula, MT 59807-8783

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Montana