Cornell Lab of Ornithology is pleased to announce that the Cornell Land Trust Small Grant Program RFP is now open. They invite you to apply!
Over five years the program has supported 36 projects to the tune of $500,000 with more than 260 partners engaged. Up to 14 grants will be awarded in 2022. Applications are due March 1, 2022, with funds dispersed at the end of May/June.
Two kinds of proposals will be accepted:
Capacity and Partnership Projects: 6 grants of $5,000 eachState Wildlife Action Plans. Applicant organization should either be an accredited land trust or partnering with an accredited land trust.Projects must build land trust capacity by teaching or demonstrating how birds can enhance strategic planning and mission fulfillment of land trusts and/or facilitate mutually beneficial collaborations and partnerships with the bird conservation community. Accredited and non-accredited land trusts are welcome to apply. Management and Restoration Projects: 8 grants of $25,000 each Projects should actively manage, restore, and/or steward land in a way that enhances habitat and promotes bird conservation, with special emphasis on priority species or those identified in
The Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative that houses this grant program anticipates these projects will have far-reaching benefits by protecting natural ecosystems through management and restoration, supporting land protection efforts via increased land trust capacity, and assisting with land acquisition in some of our country's most precious and sensitive landscapes.