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Grant Opportunities

 Updated September 5, 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.
  
  
 
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.
 
 
Advanced Technological Education (CFDA No. 47.076)
Purpose: To promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary institutions level through curriculum and professional development, career pathways, and other activities.
Eligibility: Unrestricted.
Funding: $66 million; awards between $70,000 and $7.5 million.
Deadline: 10/15/2018.
Contact: E-mail: grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov.
 
 
 
Humanities Connections (CFDA No. 45.162)
Purpose: To support innovative curricular approaches that improve partnerships between humanities faculty and social, natural science, and pre-service or professional program departments, in order to develop new integrative learning opportunities for students.
Eligibility: Public, state, and private institutions of higher education.
Funding: Not specified; awards of up to $100,000.
Deadline: 10/17/2018.
Contact: Tel. (202) 606-8337, E-mail: humanitiesconnections@neh.gov.
 
 
 
Inspire! Grants for Small Museums (CFDA No. 45.301)
Purpose: To inspire small museums to apply for and implement projects that address priorities identified in their strategic plans.
Eligibility: Museums and public or private nonprofits that operate museums.
Funding: $1 million; awards between $5,000 and $50,000.
Deadline: 11/1/2018.
Contact: Jill Connors-Joyner, Tel. (202) 653-4791, E-mail: jconnors-joyner@imls.gov; Reagan Moore, Tel. (202) 653-4637, E-mail: rmoore@imls.gov; or for general inquires, E-mail: imls-museumgrants@imls.gov.
 
 
 
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (CFDA Nos. 47.050 and 47.076)
Purpose: To improve undergraduate geoscience education by increasing the number of students pursuing undergraduate and/or postgraduate geoscience degrees (particularly students from traditionally underrepresented groups or non-geoscience degree programs) by engaging students in career-relevant geoscience experiences.
Eligibility: Academic institutions (including universities, two- and four-year colleges, and community colleges) on behalf of faculty.
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Funding: $6 million; awards between $250,000 and $500,000.
Deadline: 11/19/2018.
Contact: E-mail: grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov.
 
 
 
Museums for America (CFDA No. 45.301)
Purpose: To help strengthen an individual museum’s ability to serve the public.
Eligibility: Museums and public or private nonprofits that operate museums.
Funding: $19.9 million; awards between $5,000 and $250,000.
Deadline: 12/14/2018.
Contact: Sandra Narva, Tel. (202) 653-4791, E-mail: snarva@imls.gov; Connie Bodner, Tel. (202) 653-4636, E-mail: cbodner@imls.gov; or for general inquires, E-mail: imls-museumgrants@imls.gov.
 
 
 
Museums Empowered (CFDA No. 45.301)
Purpose: To help museums offer professional development activities across various departments that will help generate changes and improve the museum’s ability to serve the public.
Eligibility: Museums and public or private nonprofits that operate museums.
Funding: $2 million; awards between $5,000 and $250,000.
Deadline: 12/14/2018.
Contact: Mark Isaksen, Tel. (202) 653-4667, E-mail: misaksen@imls.gov; Jill Connors-Joyner, Tel. (202) 653-4791, E-mail: jconnors-joyner@imls.gov; or for general inquires, E-mail: imls-museumgrants@imls.gov.
 
 
National Leadership Grants for Museums (CFDA No. 45.312)
Purpose: To address critical needs in the museum field that may advance the profession and strengthen services for the American public.
Eligibility: Museums and public or private nonprofits that operate museums.
Funding: $6.5 million; awards between $5,000 and $1 million.
Deadline: 12/14/2018.
Contact: Helen Wechsler, Tel. (202) 653-4779, E-mail: hwechsler@imls.gov; Connie Bodner, Tel. (202) 653-4636, E-mail: cbodner@imls.gov; or for general inquires, E-mail: imls-museumgrants@imls.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