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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:

Anyone may apply for a MNPS small grant. 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.

Revenue-generating projects will generally not be included unless a part of the proceeds are dedicated to the Small Grants Program.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for proposals is January 31, 2018. Grants will be awarded by March 15, 2018.

Approximate Timetable of Events
-September 10: Article regarding up-coming request for grant proposals will occur in autumn issue of Kelseya.
-October - December: Flyer inviting grant proposals will be posted on the MNPS website and sent to colleges, high schools, and relevant non- profit organizations (mailing list available).
-December 10: Article inviting grant proposals and directing potential applicants to the MNPS website will be published in winter issue of Kelseya.
-January 31: Proposals due. Final Reports from previous year’s recipient(s) due.
-March (spring) Board Meeting: Based on Committee’s recommendation, BOD approves recipient(s) and grant funding level. New committee members appointed (if needed).
-March 15: All applicants notified of Board’s decision. First payment available to awardees at their request. Updated versions of “Small Grants Award History” and “Small Grants Policy” posted on website.
-Spring or Summer Issue: Awards reported in Kelseya.
-Annual Meeting: Awards announced at Annual Meeting.

Contact Information:

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

Betty Kuropat

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

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USA: Montana