[CT Birds] Important Bird Area Small Matching Grants rfp

Folsom-O'Keefe, Corrie cfolsom-okeefe at audubon.org
Mon Jul 1 14:28:08 EDT 2013

Dear CT Birding Community,

	Audubon Connecticut is currently seeking proposals from Audubon chapters, landowners, universities, and organizations for projects at currently recognized or potential Important Bird Areas (IBA) that advance Audubon's priorities for 2013, which include:

 1) gaining a greater understanding of the abundance and distribution of our species of greatest conservation need within Audubon's forest focal areas http://ct.audubon.org/sites/default/files/photos/forest_focal_areas_12_4_12.jpg); 

2) implementing conservation strategies put forth in IBA Conservation Plans and other strategic plans; and 

3) furthering the eastern forest, Atlantic coast, salt marsh and shrubland objectives of Audubon's Atlantic Flyway Conservation Initiative (http://www.audubon.org/sites/default/files/documents/audubon_strategic_plan_-_web_2012.pdf).  

	A total of $12,500 in funding is available. Individual projects are eligible for up to $2,500 each and a minimum of 1:1 match of funds, goods or services is required.  Special focus is given to proposals under $1,000.  IBA Small matching grant funds cannot be used to cover overhead.  Proposals will be reviewed by the Audubon Connecticut Science and Bird Conservation Committee.   DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS JULY 25, 2013.

Emphasis will be on projects for our recognized IBAs, but requests will be considered for additional sites that may be potential IBAs if funds allow and the project is compelling.  A list of recognized IBAs and IBA conservation plans can be found at http://ct.audubon.org/important-bird-areas-11.  Applications can be downloaded at: http://ct.audubon.org/iba-small-grants-program. For additional information please contact:

 Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe

Important Bird Area Program Coordinator
Audubon Connecticut
cfolsom-okeefe at audubon.org
(203) 264-5098 ext. 310.  

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