National Wildlife Refuge Friends Group Grant Program

Incentive Type:Grant Program
Infrastructure, Health And Safety
Eligible Sector:
Financial Incentive
Time Period:
FY 2015
Governing Body:National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
What’s it worth?:$100,000

The National Wildlife Refuge Friends Group Grant Program was established to help organizations to effectively use natural resources by providing funding community/watershed, and nonprofit groups. Funds may be used for:

  • Starting up refuge support groups
  • Operational support

– Membership drives
– Tuition for training
– Brochure and newsletter development
– Logo design
– Consultation fees for website development

  • Strengthen existing refuge support groups

– Communications strategies for events
– Strategic plans
– Volunteer recruitment planning
– Membership development
– Software
– Building new partnerships

  • Conservation education programs
  • Outreach programs for private landowners
  • Habitat restoration projects
  • Other pre-approved projects

Grants range between $1,500 and $10,000 focusing in areas that contain Enbridge’s oil, liquids, and natural gas transportation. Awarded participants  also qualify for an extra $50,000 after the initial award.

Eligible participants must submit an application containing data relevant to:

  • Program Goals and Priorities
  • Technical Merit Specifications
  • Budget
  • Partnerships
  • Transferability
  • Needed Funding
  • Monitoring efforts

Applicants are required to attend a webinar prior to filling out the application for review. Awards are typically announced approximately one month after application deadline. To apply eligible participants should register on the website and follow the directions. Any questions may be directed to the NFWF.