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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Apply for Grants and Awards

Do you have a pet native plant project that needs recognition or some funds to get it off the ground? Now is the time to apply...

Native Plant grants
FNPS is inviting researchers on Florida native plants to apply for small grants to support their research.  Research grant applications are granted on the basis of importance to the protection, preservation and restoration of Florida native plants and subject to funds availability.  The deadline for the 2013 grant cycle is March 1, 2013.  For more information on the grants and submittal process, please view and download the award application.  For examples of past grant recipients, please see: http://fnps.org/what-we-do/research.

Native Plant Conservation Grants
FNPS invites you to apply for a Florida Native Plant Conservation Grant. When funding is available, grants will be awarded to applied plant conservation projects that will promote the preservation, conservation, restoration, and/or protection of Florida’s rare or imperiled native plant taxa and Florida’s rare or imperiled native plant communities. The deadline for the 2013 grant cycle is March 1, 2013. For more information on the grants and submittal process, please see the award application.

Native Plant Landscape Awards
Each year at the Annual Conference, FNPS gives awards for high quality native plant landscapes in the categories of residential, commercial, institutional, transportation, preservation, restoration, mitigation and wildflower/butterfly garden. For information on the submittal process, please see the award application.  

There is no money involved, only recognition of a job well done.


The Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council has announced availability of its 2013 grant.
FLEPPC Kathy Craddock Burks Education Grant for 2013

Program Information
The intent of this grant program is to provide funding to organizations or individuals who will educate Floridians about non-native invasive plants and their impacts on the natural areas and economy of Florida. Proposals will be accepted from individuals, public or private nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions. The FLEPPC Education Grant Committee will review all applications. Winners will be announced during the business meeting at FLEPPC’s annual symposium in spring 2013. Winning applicants/organizations must present their results (poster or presentation) at the next annual symposium or provide a summary article for Wildland Weeds magazine.

Evaluation criteria
Award preference will be given to proposals that meet the following criteria:
  • Involve plants listed as Category I species on the FLEPPC 2011 List of Invasive Plant Species, found on www.fleppc.org (projects involving Category II species will also be considered);
  • Include an educational message that will reach a large segment of the community;
  • Heighten community awareness about non-native invasive plant identification, management, prevention, environmental and/or economic impacts;
  • Involve an active component (passive programs such as signs, brochures or websites should be enhanced to promote an event or an action involving the target audience);
  • Include an evaluation process of project success or failure (example: “we will measure success by counting the number of participants,” or “we will describe why our goal was or was not achieved”).
  • Demonstrate matching funds or in-kind contributions;
  • Include partnerships (please specify type and degree of involvement for partner entities);
  • Include a detailed timeline of grant activities;
First time applicants and new/startup projects will be given preference, although repeat applicants and established programs will be considered. The deadline for proposal submission is 5PM on Friday Feb 15th, 2013.

For further information, www.fleppc.org/edgrants.html or contact:
Jennifer Possley (email preferred) at jpossley@fairchildgarden.org, or 305-667-1651, ext. 3514

Florida Wildflower Foundation grants help the Foundation accomplish its strategic goals by providing knowledge about and exposure to Florida's native wildflowers.


Grants are available primarily for research and planting projects. Within our research program, a recent grant funded the development of a scientific database that includes more than 260 species. Other research projects identified and developed seed germination and storage protocols and evaluated new species for landscape use. All three projects aim to increase the availability of native wildflowers.

Planting grants beautify communities, schools, parks, roadsides and other public places while elevating awareness of Florida’s natural landscape and its myriad benefits.
If you have an idea for a project that would help the Foundation accomplish its strategic goals, email us at Info@FlaWildflowers.org.

So get your project organized and apply now for funds and/or recognition.
Posted by Ginny Stibolt
Photos by Ginny Stibolt

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