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 14, 2017.  Applications should be prepared according to Florida’s State Wildlife Grants Program Guidelines Adobe PDF and instructions in the 2017 Announcement of Florida’s State Wildlife Grants Cycle Adobe PDF.  Applicants will be notified about selected projects by February 1, 2018.  Selected projects will start no earlier than July 1, 2018.

Application and Submission Instructions  

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

  • Project:  Distribution of breeding sites and robust estimation of abundances at important breeding sites for white-crowned pigeons throughout their Florida range ($90,000 available. See announcement for details.)
  • Project:  Protecting the Connected Florida Landscape: Wildlife Corridors as a Climate Adaptation Strategy ($75,000 available. See announcement for details.)

These projects are being developed to address the data gaps goal and climate adaptation objective of Florida’s State Wildlife Action Plan.  Florida’s 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 Adobe PDF and the Grant Announcement Adobe PDF for additional instructions.  Applications will include each of the following sections.

      • Application Form Adobe PDF - limited to two (2) pages 
      • Scope of Work including:
        • Public Description
        • Introduction
        • Objectives
        • Methods
        • Schedule
        • (The public description, 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(s)
        • A copy of the agency or entity’s current Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement
      • 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 Adobe PDF, technical review Adobe PDF, and final review Adobe PDF.

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.

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


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