[CT Birds] RFP for Audubon Important Bird Area Small Matching Grants Program

Folsom-O'Keefe, Corrie cfolsom-okeefe at audubon.org
Thu Aug 7 15:14:09 EDT 2014

Dear CT Birding Community,

	Audubon Connecticut is currently seeking proposals from Audubon chapters, landowners, universities, and organizations for projects at identified or potential Important Bird Areas (IBA) that advance Audubon's priorities for 2014, 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 $9,000 in funding is available. Individual projects are eligible for up to $2,000 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 AUGUST 29TH, 2014.

Emphasis will be on projects for identified 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 publically 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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