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. Eastern time July 28, 2014.  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 13, 2015.  Selected projects will start no earlier than July 1, 2015.

Application and Submission Instructions

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

  • Data Gaps
    • Project: Filling Data Gaps to Address the Management of the Sanibel Island Rice Rat (Oryzomys palustris sanibeli)
  • Marine
    • Project: Turf Algae, Sedimentation, and Community Structure and Processes
  • Climate Adaptation
    • Project: Community-based oyster reef restoration and living shoreline

These projects are being developed to address the goals of Florida’s State Wildlife Action Plan.  Florida Wildlife Legacy 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 Adobe PDF 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

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, at Andrea.Alden@MyFWC.com or Robyn McDole, the Assistant State Wildlife Grants Coordinator, at Robyn.McDole@MyFWC.com.

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