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Environmental Literacy for Illinois

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Grant Opportunities

 Updated June 11, 2018
  
National Fish Habitat Action Plan, 2018 (CFDA No. 15.608)
Purpose: To conserve and manage fish and wildlife species, including minimizing the establishment, spread, and impact of aquatic invasive species; and to protect, restore, and enhance fish and aquatic habitats, as described in the National Fish Habitat Action Plan.
Eligibility: Unrestricted.
Funding: Not specified; awards between $5,000 and $300,000.
Deadline: Not specified; applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Contact: Cecilia Lewis, Tel. (703) 358-2102, E-mail: cecilia_lewis@fws.gov.
  
  
 
Common Heritage (CFDA No. 45.149)
Purpose: To capture and preserve America’s cultural heritage through the digitization of cultural heritage materials and the organization of outreach events that will explore and interpret the materials. Eligibility: Native American tribal governments; public, state, and private institutions of higher education; state, county, special district, city, or township governments; and nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.
Funding: Not specified; awards of up to $12,000.
Legislative Research Unit Deadline: 5/31/2018.
Contact: Tel. (202) 606-8570, E-mail: preservation@neh.gov.
 
 
National Fish Passage Program (CFDA No. 15.608)
Purpose: To work to provide fish and other aquatic species with passages, such as road culverts, bridges, and water diversions; and to restore aquatic connec¬tions that benefit federal trust resources.
Eligibility: Unrestricted.
Funding: Not specified; awards between $500,000 and $2 million.
Deadline: 6/15/2018.
Contact: Stephanie Long, Tel. (703) 358-1749, E-mail: stephanie_a_long@fws.gov.
 
 
STEM + Computing K-12 Education (CFDA No. 47.076)
Purpose: To research how students learn to think computationally to solve problems in science and mathematics; and to develop better instruction methods for integrating computation and STEM fields by expanding current teacher preparation or professional development activities that help teachers provide better instruction.
Eligibility: Unrestricted.
Funding: $15 million.
Deadline: 7/2/2018.
Contact: E-mail: grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov.
 
 
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Partners for Fish and Wildlife, 2018 (CFDA No. 15.662)
Purpose: To fund and implement wetland (coastal and interior) and associated upland habitat restoration and enhancement projects for conservation of native Great Lakes fish and wildlife populations, especially migratory birds and federally listed species, to be completed on privately owned (non-federal or state) lands, particularly those within the Great Lakes Areas of Concern watershed and coastal zones.
Eligibility: Native American tribal governments and organizations; public, state, and private institutions of higher education; state, county, special district, city, or township governments; nonprofits; small businesses; for-profit organizations, other than small businesses; individuals; and independent school districts.
Funding: $425,000; awards between $500 and $25,000.
Deadline: 7/30/2018.
Contact: Sergio Pierluissi, Tel. (612) 713-5475, E-mail: sergio_pierluissi@fws.gov.
 
 
 
Recovery Implementation Fund Grants, FY 2018 (CFDA No. 15.657)
Purpose: To provide financial assistance in securing information about endangered, threatened, or candidate species; to aid in the recovery of these species; keep them being listed on the Endangered Species list; and help conserve the habitat that they depend on, as part of an approved species recovery plan.
Eligibility: Unrestricted.
Funding: Not specified; awards of up to $1 million.
Deadline: 7/31/2018.
Contact: Kelly Niland, Tel. (703) 358-2492, E-mail: kelly_niland@fws.gov.
 
 
 
White-Nose Syndrome Research Grants, FY 18 (CFDA No. 15.657)
Purpose: To investigate and manage issues related to White-Nose Syndrome in bats and help with bat conservation.
Eligibility: Native American tribal governments and organizations; public, state, and private institutions of higher education; state, county, special district, city, or township governments; nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; small businesses; for-profit organizations, other than small businesses; public or Indian housing authorities; individuals; and independent school districts.
Funding: $1.5 million; awards between $35,000 and $300,000.
Deadline: 9/30/2018.
Contact: Sadie Stevens, Tel. (413) 253-8677, E-mail: sadie_stevens@fws.gov.
 
 
Coastal (CFDA No. 15.630)
Purpose: To provide technical and financial assistance to coastal communities and landowners using cooperative agreements to restore and conserve fish and wildlife habitats on public and private lands for the benefit of federal trust species.
Eligibility: Unrestricted.
Funding: $13 million; awards of up to $500,000.
Deadline: 9/30/2018.
Contact: Patrick Schulze, Tel. (703) 358-2567,
 
 
 
Partners for Fish and Wildlife (CFDA No. 15.631)
Purpose: To provide direct technical and financial assistance to private landowners using cooperative agreements to restore and conserve fish and wildlife habitats for the benefit of federal trust resources.
Eligibility: Unrestricted.
Funding: $52 million; awards of up to $750,000.
Deadline: 9/30/2018.
Contact: Patrick Schulze, Tel. (703) 358-2567, E-mail: patrick_schulze@fws.gov.
 
 
 
Coastal Program—Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (CFDA No. 15.662)
Purpose: To provide technical and financial assistance to coastal communities and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitats on public and private lands in the Great Lakes Basin as part of a voluntary, incentive-based program.
Eligibility: State, county, special district, city, or township governments; nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; state, public, and private institutions of higher education; public or Indian housing authorities; independent school districts; small businesses; for-profit organizations, other than small businesses; individuals; and Native American tribal governments and organizations.
Funding: $600,000; awards between $1,000 and $200,000.
Deadline: 9/30/2018.
Contact: Christie Deloria, Tel. (906) 226-1240, E-mail: christie_deloria@fws.gov.
 
 
 
Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15 Clinical Trial Required) (CFDA Nos. 93.173, 93.242, 93.286, and 93.865)
Purpose: To stimulate research in educational institutions that award baccalaureate or advanced degrees to a significant number of the nation’s scientists, but that have not been major recipients of National Institute of Health support, by supporting small-scale research projects that give undergraduate and/or graduate students research experience and strengthen the research environment at the institution.
Eligibility: State, public, and private institutions of higher education.
Funding: Not specified; awards of up to $300,000.
Deadline: 1/7/2021.
Contact: E-mail: fbowebmaster@od.nih.gov.
 
 
Cooperative Agriculture (CFDA No. 15.681)
Purpose: To allow individuals and small businesses to conduct agriculture practices on National Wildlife Refuge System lands in support of System conservation and resource management objectives, through cooperative agreements that do not provide financial assistance.
Eligibility: Individuals and small businesses.
Funding: Not specified.
Deadline: 9/30/2023.
Contact: Patrick Schulze, Tel. (703) 358-2567, E-mail: patrick_schulze@fws.gov.

Meetings and Actions

Strategy Event Date Location Attending Topic
All Meeting 9/19/2011 Springfield ISBE, IDNR, IEPA Administrative Planning
All Meeting 10/5/2011 Springfield IDNR, IEPA, Governor's Office Administrative Planning
All Meeting 10/20/2011 Springfield IDNR, IEPA Administrative Planning
All Meeting 11/14/2011 Bartlett IDNR, IEPA Administrative Planning
All Presentations 11/16/2011 Chicago Chicago Wilderness Education Team and Members, IDNR Status of Plan
All Grant Application 12/4/2012 Springfield IDNR, ISBE, IEPA Submitted USEPA Grant Application