IWJV Capacity Grants Program

The IWJV Capacity Grants Program is designed to build capacity and catalyze partnerships that measurably contribute to the protection, restoration, or enhancement of priority bird habitats to support sustainable populations of birds in the Intermountain West. Successful capacity grants are meant to join conservation partners together—around priority areas, habitats, or bird species—to improve conservation program effectiveness.

The maximum grant award per proposal is $15,000. But the program doesn’t always stop there. The IWJV recognizes that the establishment of capacity to effectively deliver habitat conservation frequently requires a certain level of continuity. For that reason, proposal funding may be requested for up to three years.

Capacity grants can be awarded to organizations within the Intermountain West seeking to increase capacity for habitat work and other aspects of bird conservation in particular landscapes. Grant applicants are encouraged to work with the appropriate IWJV State Conservation Partnership (SCP) to develop a competitive grant proposal.

Click here to see the titles of past capacity grants funded.

Proposals are due May 6, 2016 to be considered in the current cycle.