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

Folsom-O'Keefe, Corrie cfolsom-okeefe at audubon.org
Fri Oct 2 13:53:52 EDT 2015

Dear CT Birding Community,

	Audubon Connecticut is currently seeking proposals from Audubon chapters, landowners, universities, and other organizations for projects at identified Important Bird Areas (IBA) that advance Audubon's priorities for 2015, which include:

 1) gaining a greater understanding of the abundance and distribution of our species of greatest conservation need (http://ct.audubon.org/conservation/conservation/priority-bird-species); 

2) implementing conservation strategies put forth in IBA Conservation Plans and other strategic plans (contact Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe for available conservation 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 $9,500 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 OCTOBER 31st, 2015.  (Note: online application says Oct. 15th, disregard this.)

A list of publically recognized IBAs can be found at http://ct.audubon.org/conservation/conservation/important-bird-areas.  Contact Corrie to inquire about other sites that have been identified.  Applications can be downloaded at: http://ct.audubon.org/support-our-work/iba-small-matching-grants-program. For additional information please contact:

Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe
Important Bird Area Program Coordinator
Audubon Connecticut
cfolsom-okeefe at audubon.org
(203) 405-9116  

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