Florida’s Wildlife Legacy Initiative staff is pleased to invite you to submit applications for Florida’s State Wildlife Grants Program.  Applications are due by 12:00 p.m. (noon) Eastern Time July 13, 2015.  Applications should be prepared according to Florida’s State Wildlife Grants Program Guidelines and instructions in this document.  Applicants will be notified about selected projects by February 1, 2016.  Selected projects will start no earlier than July 1, 2016

Application and Submission Instructions

Florida’s Wildlife Legacy Initiative is seeking applications for the following projects.

  • Data Gaps
    • Project: Determining Occurrence and Habitat Use by the Big Cypress Fox Squirrel on Public Lands ($90,000 available. See announcement for details.)
  • Marine
    • Project: Evaluate risk of disease to wild Acropora species when outplanting occurs interspersed with the wild populations vs. segregated from wild populations ($75,000 available. See announcement for details.)
    • Project:  Identification of site characteristics driving coral reef restoration success along the Florida Reef Tract ($205,500 available. See announcement for details.)

These projects are being developed to address the goals of Florida’s State Wildlife Action Plan.  Florida Wildlife Legacy Initiative has identified the project need and objectives.  Applicants are asked to submit project proposals that detail the approach best suited to meet the stated objectives. 

Applicants should obtain a copy of Florida's State Wildlife Grants Program Guidelines and the Grant Announcement for additional instructions. Applications will include each of the following sections.

  • Application Form - limited to two (2) pages
  • Scope of Work, including:
    • Introduction
    • Objectives
    • Methods
    • Schedule
      (The introduction, objectives, methods and schedule listed above are limited to five (5) pages total)
    • Biographical Sketches - maximum of 1/2 page per person, single spaced
    • Budget Narrative - maximum of three (3) pages
    • Appendices (as needed), i.e. high resolution or color images, charts, tables, etc. - limited to five (5) pages
    • Match commitment letter
  • Budget Form - consists of three (3) Excel sheets

In general, applications will be evaluated based on how well the project criteria are addressed, on the applicant's qualifications, on the technical merit of the proposed approach, on the appropriate use of funds, and verifiable deliverables. Each application will be scored in an initial review, technical review, and final review.

Contact Us

Should you have any questions regarding the grant cycle or application requirements, please contact Andrea Alden, the State Wildlife Grants Coordinator, atAndrea.Alden@MyFWC.com or Robyn McDole, the Assistant State Wildlife Grants Coordinator, at Robyn.McDole@MyFWC.com.

If you would like to discuss project ideas with one of our biologists, please see thecontact page.

If you are interested in receiving correspondence from Florida's Wildlife Legacy Initiative, including State Wildlife Grant Announcements, please register on our sign-up page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Florida's State Wildlife Grants Report Guidelines



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