Wildlife Conservation, Education Grants Available in Marin

March 1 is deadline for nonprofits to land grants worth up to $5,000

img_9749Novato, CA – Environmentally conscious nonprofits have a chance to secure a grant worth up to $5,000 for promotions of educational and habitat restoration projects in Marin County.

The Marin County Fish and Wildlife Commission is accepting proposals through March 1 for conservation and education grants designed to help 501©3 nonprofits with nature and wildlife education. About a dozen nonprofits are awarded grants annually through the program. Grant amounts are $5,000 or less.

The Fish and Wildlife Commission advises the Marin County Board of Supervisors on expenditures of funds obtained through fines levied for fish and wildlife violations in Marin. The funds are designated by Section 13100 of the Fish and Game Code to be used to enhance fish and wildlife resources in the county and for public education. The commission is staffed by the Marin County office of the University of California Cooperative Extension.

Grant proposals are submitted to the commission chair during the first quarter of the calendar year and are recommended on a competitive basis based on availability of funds. Commission members review applications at their regular April meeting, set funding levels, and vote to recommend projects for approval by the Board of Supervisors.

The grant application form is online. For more details about grant application process, visit the commission website or call 415-473-4204


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