Jun 01, 2018 2018-06-01
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is seeking proposals through its Developing the Next Generation of Conservationists initiative, which connects youth to the outdoors by providing financial support for conservation education and employment programs. The Request for Proposals (RFP) brings together public and private partners to support organizations developing innovative educational opportunities and job experiences for youth and young adults. These opportunities encourage and support young people, particularly urban, tribal, and minority youth, to engage with the natural world and discover career opportunities available in conservation. The program invests in two focus areas. Category One (Conservation Stewards) projects engage children from preschool age to high school students through approaches that integrate in-class and out-of-class experiences in conservation literacy and stewardship. NFWF expects to award one to three grants for this category. Category Two (Conservation Corps) projects support young adults aged 16–25 in paid conservation corps and conservation-focused internships to connect young adults to the outdoors through conservation employment programs. NFWF expects to award ten to twenty grants for this category. The funding for Category One projects is expected to be between $100,000 and $150,000, with an average of $125,000. For Category Two projects, awards will range from $30,000 to $100,000, with an average of $50,000. Additional funding may be available to grantees that connect and develop innovative opportunities for youth to engage between the two categories, such as student mentoring programs.
Deadline: June 21, 2018, for proposals