The Latest in Federal Grants Supporting Our πŸ• National Parks and 🏜 Public Lands

This edition of Federal Funding Spotlight marks the arrival of summer with a curated collection of funding opportunities from the Department of the Interior that support…

  • our national parks πŸ•
  • wildlife preservation πŸ¦‰
  • public land conservation efforts πŸŒ…
  • youth engagement πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈΒ , and more!


Federal Funding Spotlight

NPS 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Program

Department of the Interior, National Park Service (NPS) | Current Closing Date for Applications: September 11, 2019Β 

The NPS Youth Development Programs Division seeks to develop collaborative partnerships with non-profit 21st Century Conservation Service Corps qualified organizations who have the expertise to develop and administrator youth development programs that focus on providing employment, education, and engagement opportunities for U.S. citizens and legal residents in NPS units and affiliated sites such as National Register of Historic Places, National Heritage Areas, National Wild and Scenic Rivers, National Historic Landmarks, National Trails and adjacent gateway communities.


BLM CA Youth Conservation Opportunities on Public Lands

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) | Current Closing Date for Applications: August 15, 2019

The BLM Youth Program assists the BLM with diversifying the workforce while exposing participants to the complex cultural and natural resource issues faced by managers of the National System for Public Lands. The primary objective of the youth program is to work with Qualified Youth and Conservation Corps to engage individuals, to include tribal youth between the ages of 16 and 30, and veterans up to age 35, recruited from local and surrounding communities to assist with completing projects that help protect and promote multiple-use conservation projects on public lands.


BLM CA Wildlife Resource Management

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management | Current Closing Date for Applications: August 19, 2019

The BLM California Wildlife Program helps ensure self-sustaining populations and a natural abundance and diversity of wildlife on public lands for the enjoyment and use of present and future generations. The Program is responsible for maintaining, restoring, and conserving species and their habitats in cooperation with the Federal and State wildlife agencies, and other partner organizations. BLM-administered public lands are home to thousands of mammal, reptile, avian, amphibian, and invertebrate species over some of our nation’s most ecologically diverse and essential habitat. The BLM will work with partners and maintain close collaboration with States, Tribes, other Federal agencies, and other organizations in conserving and restoring wildlife habitats to support wildlife and wildlife uses under a shared conservation stewardship approach.


Challenge Cost Share Program

Department of the Interior, National Park Service | Current Closing Date for Applications: September 19, 2019Β 

The principal purpose of this agreement is to select one to three organizations to serve as a national partner to help conduct the NPS Challenge Cost Share program. The national partner organization(s) will be collaborators with NPS in administering and leveraging resources for the program. In addition to NPS funds, the national partner is required to leverage funds and in-kind services to contribute to local Challenge Cost Share projects. The projects will support a public purpose by supporting the NPS parks, national trails system and national wild and scenic rivers.


Promoting Communication and Engagement Initiatives of the 2017 PPJV Implementation Plan and 2013 PPJV Communications Plan in North Dakota

Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service | Current Closing Date for Applications: June 27, 2019

This funding opportunity aims to promote communication and citizen engagement activities of the 2017 Prairie Pothole Joint Venture (PPJV) Implementation Plan and 2013 PPJV Strategic Communications Plan.Β  Private landowners can be powerful advocates for prairie and wetland conservation and engaging these citizens is imperative for the PPJV to accomplish its goals and objectives.Β  Additionally, urban conservation and outreach efforts that help connect people living in and near cities are increasingly important even in states with low densities of people.