The Nature Conservancy is managing this grant opportunity as part of our Conserving Nature’s Stage (CNS) Climate Resilience program. This program was created with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF). The Technical Assistance grants will help advance the practical application of climate resilience science to conservation. Funded projects are expected to focus on land protection planning and applied research that guide climate change resilient conservation efforts on the ground. This program encourages the use of an array of relevant climate science tools, with particular emphasis on the application of The Nature Conservancy’s terrestrial resilience and connectivity science.
Eligibility Criteria for Technical Assistance grants: (go to http://nature.org/resilienceNW_AssistGrants for more information and to submit your pre-proposal). • Time Frame: Pre-Proposals, due by 5:00pm Pacific Time on November 14, 2016, should use the two-page form and instructions located at the website above.
• Organizations: Land trusts, universities, and other non-profits can apply and must be doing work connected to or influencing conservation of climate resilient land or biodiversity in Oregon, Washington, or Idaho.
• Funding: There is a total of $100,000 available, with a 1:1 match requirement. There will likely be 3 - 6 grants awarded, ranging from $15,000 - $30,000. The award funds are available for staff time, contracts, meetings, and associated costs. • Partner Funds: Projects are required to have at least a 1:1 match to grant request ratio. The partner funds for similar costs can come from any non-DDCF source (including public funds), expended between January 1, 2015 and Dec 31, 2017.
• Full Grant Applications: these will be requested in early December for a subset of pre-proposals which best meeting the criteria in the instructions.