FNPS Conservation Grant Program


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Agency NameFlorida Native Plant Society
Affiliationnon-profit
Web Site http://www.fnps.org/
Project Annual Funding Level 1 to 3 grants per year - up to $1,500
Range of Funding (Landowner) Up to $1,500
Criteria for funding project The FNPS Conservation Committee will review submissions and recommend a maximum of three (3) proposals for Conservation Grants to the FNPS Board of Directors for approval. Applications must be complete for a project to be considered for funding. Applicants will be notified via email by May 2013, whether or not they have received a grant award. The FNPS will announce the award recipient(s) at the annual FNPS conference (applicants DO NOT need to be present) and in the Palmetto publication. FNPS Conservation Grant Evaluation Criteria - The Conservation Committee will give highest consideration to projects that accomplish at least two of the following goals: " Promote the preservation, conservation, restoration, and/or protection of Florida rare or imperiled* native plant taxa and Florida rare or imperiled* native plant communities. Specifically, Florida rare or imperiled* native plant taxa within their plant communities; plant communities where Florida rare or imperiled* native plant taxa are located and/or have been historically located; and formal state-of-the-art acquisition, restoration, and land management of rare or imperiled* plant communities. " Heighten community and/or scientific awareness of Florida rare or imperiled* native plant taxa and Florida rare or imperiled* native plant communities. " Advance the protection of Florida rare or imperiled* native plant taxa within their habitats and Florida rare or imperiled* native plant communities. " Provide long-term benefits to Florida rare or imperiled* native plant taxa and Florida rare or imperiled* native plant communities. " Promote contiguous and sustainable habitat for Florida rare or imperiled* native plant taxa and Florida rare or imperiled* native plant communities through acquisition, restoration, and appropriate management of those lands that protect intact ecosystems, native flora, and wildlife. The Conservation Committee will not award grants to projects which engage in the following activities: " Installation of plants or germplasm (any plant material from which a plant can be propagated) to a site(s) outside the historical range of the species " Installation of plants or germplasm to sites that are outside the species native habitat or plant community.
Geographic Coverage Area All Florida Counties
Description of Program The Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS), whose mission is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida, provides up to three (3) Conservation Grants annually with up to $1,500 available for each grant. FNPS does not pay for indirect costs associated with a grant project. The applicant does not have to be an FNPS member. Following completion of the grant project, the grant recipient will summarize the results, in one of three ways: (1) a poster or presentation with photographs at the annual FNPS Conference, typically conducted in May, or (2) a written summary with photographs in the FNPS publication, the Palmetto, or (3) a presentation with photographs at a monthly FNPS chapter meeting. Whichever option is chosen, contact executivedirector@fnps.org to confirm. FNPS Conservation Grants support applied conservation projects in Florida for Floridas rare or imperiled* native plant taxa. To qualify for a Conservation Grant, an FNPS Chapter must sponsor the proposed project; such sponsorship is demonstrated by the signature of the Chapter President, or designee, on the completed application below. Contact information for Chapters is available from individual Chapter websites found on the FNPS website at www.fnps.org.
When are landowner applications accepted? Submittal Information - Submit completed applications by March 7, 2014 to qualify for the current calendar years application cycle. Applications must be submitted via email in either a Microsoft ® Word document or Adobe ® pdf format, to info@fnps.org.format, to info@fnps.org.
Match Required?No, however match is encouraged
Target Invasive Species?
Any other Requirements or Eligibility?Application requires the support of a local FNPS Chapter and must be signed by the Chapter President.
Agreement Required yes (FNPS contract) n/a
Permanent Contact Person Juliet Rynear or Annie Schmidt
Contact number863-734-1219
e-mail addressjrynear@boktower.org or monotropa@aol.com
contacted last2014-01-28 00:00:00.0