We are pleased to announce the availability of funds for two programs. First, is the Joint Ventures – Improving the Science Foundation for Bird Conservation, also known as the JV Flex Fund grant (Funding Opportunity Number F21AS00358). The goal of this grant program is to assist partners in implementing effective science-based bird conservation projects in the Upper Mississippi / Great Lakes Joint Venture (UMGL JV) region and the Minnesota and Iowa portions of the Prairie Pothole Joint Venture (PPJV). The JV’s Implementation Plan and conservation strategies identify bird habitat, monitoring, and research needs with an emphasis on JV focal species. Please read the Notice of Funding Opportunity to find out more about the program’s requirements and how to apply.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to discuss proposals from within the UMGL JV geography with UMGL JV Science Coordinator Greg Soulliere, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to discuss proposals from within the Minnesota and Iowa portions of the PPJV with PPJV Science Coordinator Josh Vest, email@example.com.
Download JV Flex Fund Notice of Funding Opportunity here, and apply through GrantSolutions.gov
You may search by Funding Opportunity Number F21AS00358 at Grants.gov and GrantSolutions.gov. However, do not apply through Grants.gov, please only apply through GrantSolutions.gov.
Also available is the Migratory Bird Conservation in the Midwest grant opportunity (Funding Opportunity Number F21AS00344). In 2021, the Midwest Migratory Bird Conservation Program will consider proposals addressing the following themes:
1) Further understanding of migration, migratory connectivity, migratory threats, wintering ecology, and annual survival for birds moving within and through the Midwest—including local movements of birds-of-the-year during the period between hatching and dispersal/migration. Proposals addressing focal/priority species identified by Joint Venture partnerships in the Midwest are preferred – especially those focused on grassland-dependent species, shorebirds, or aerial insectivores.
2) Build capacity for sustainable conservation and monitoring of Neotropical migrants during the non-breeding season.
3) Assess trends, status, limiting factors and /or causes of decline of Great Lakes waterbirds (e.g. Herring Gull, American White Pelican, Common Tern, Black Tern) or shorebirds (e.g. Lesser Yellowlegs, Pectoral Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, Dunlin).
Prospective applicants are encouraged to discuss proposals with Andrew Forbes, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the Migratory Bird Conservation in the Midwest Notice of Funding Opportunity here, and apply through GrantSolutions.gov
You may search by Funding Opportunity Number F21AS00344 at Grants.gov and GrantSolutions.gov. However, do not apply through Grants.gov, please only apply through GrantSolutions.gov.