County of Marin - News Releases - Fish and Wildlife Grants

For Immediate Release
February 14, 2017

Wildlife Conservation, Education Grants Available

March 1 is deadline for nonprofits to land grants worth up to $5,000

Novato, CA – The Marin County Fish and Wildlife Commission is accepting proposals for conservation and education grants designed to help local nonprofits promote environmental education and habitat restoration projects in Marin County.

Several children kneel down to take a close look at water in a creek.State funds are available to enhance public education about fish and wildlife.
The deadline is March 1 to apply for the grants, which are between $500 and $5,000. About a dozen nonprofits are awarded grants annually through the program.

The Fish and Wildlife Commission advises the Marin County Board of Supervisors on expenditures of funds obtained through fines levied for fish and wildlife violations in Marin. The funds are designated by the state code to be used to enhance fish and wildlife resources in the county and for public education.

The commission is staffed by the Marin County office of the University of California Cooperative Extension.

Applicants must qualify as a not-for-profit 501(c)3. Grant proposals are submitted to the commission chair during the first quarter of the calendar year and are recommended on a competitive basis based on availability of funds. Commission members review applications at their regular April meeting, set funding levels, and vote to recommend projects for approval by the Board of Supervisors.

The grant application form is online. For more details about grant application process, visit the commission website or call 415-473-4204.  

Contact:

David Lewis
Farm Advisor
Office of the Farm Advisor/University of California Cooperative Extension

1682 Novato Blvd.
Suite 150B
Novato, CA 94947
(415) 473-4204
Email: David Lewis
Marin UCCE website