TPWD’s Wildlife Diversity Program is accepting proposals for grants ranging from $2,500-$30,000 for coalition building, conservation education, nature engagement, citizen science data mining, and SGCN research. 2-page applications are due by 5:00 pm on September 30, 2016.
Grants are funded by the TPWD Horned Lizard, Hummingbird, and Rattlesnake Conservation License Plates. When a driver chooses to buy a specialty Conservation License Plate, $22 of each purchase goes directly to fund wildlife projects. In the past, projects have emphasized wildlife-related community improvement programs, wildlife and nature education, access to wildlife recreation, and research projects for rare and sensitive species.
Submission guidelines can be found at https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/wildlife_diversity/grants/conservation-plates/
Building collaborative relationships and cooperation between conservation organizations at the local or regional level. Examples may include regional symposia, conferences, or events. Successful proposals will be asked to work collaboratively with the Teaming With Wildlife: True to Texas Coalition. CLP funds may not be used to pay for food or beverages.
Proposals that improve access to wildlife, wildlife viewing, or provide nature outreach & education
Proposals that communicate the value of Conservation License Plates to their local communities
Select priorities for research on Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) have been identified and can be found here: 2017 CLP SGCN Priorities.
Johnston’s frankenia monitoring
Karst invertebrate monitoring in the Texas panhandle
Data mining and potential modelling of Texas Nature Tracker citizen science data