Florida’s Wildlife Legacy Initiative staff is pleased to invite you to submit applications for Florida’s State Wildlife Grants Program.  Applications are due by 12:00 p.m. (noon) Eastern Time July 15, 2016.  Applications should be prepared according to Florida’s State Wildlife Grants Program GuidelinesAdobe PDF and instructions in the 2016 Announcement of Florida’s State Wildlife Grants CycleAdobe PDF.  Applicants will be notified about selected projects byFebruary 1, 2017.  Selected projects will start no earlier than July 1, 2017.

Application and Submission Instructions

Florida’s Wildlife Legacy Initiative is seeking applications for the following projects.

  • Project: Herbivory manipulations to facilitate algal removal and create coral-friendly habitat ($115,000 available. See announcement for details.)
  • Project: Importance of structure and live coral cover in coral reef fish recruitment and community development ($200,000 available. See announcement for details.)

These projects are being developed to address the marine goal of Florida’s State Wildlife Action Plan.  Florida’s Wildlife Legacy Initiative has identified the project needs and objectives.  Applicants are asked to submit project proposals that detail the approach best suited to meet the stated objectives.

Applicants should obtain a copy of Florida’s State Wildlife Grants Program GuidelinesAdobe PDFand the Grant AnnouncementAdobe PDF for additional instructions.  Applications will include each of the following sections.

  • Application FormAdobe PDF - limited to two (2) pages 
  • Scope of Work including:
    • Public Description
    • Introduction
    • Objectives
    • Methods
    • Schedule
      (The public description, introduction, objectives, methods and schedule listed above are limited to five (5) pages total)
    • Biographical Sketches - maximum of 1/2 page per person, single spaced.
    • Budget Narrative - maximum of three (3) pages
    • Appendices (as needed), i.e. high resolution or color images, charts, tables, etc. - limited to five (5) pages
    • Match commitment letter(s)
  • Budget Form

In general, applications will be evaluated based on how well the project criteria are addressed, on the applicant’s qualifications, on the technical merit of the proposed approach, on the appropriate use of funds, and verifiable deliverables.  Each application will be scored in an initial reviewAdobe PDF, technical reviewAdobe PDF, and final reviewAdobe PDF.

Contact Us

Should you have any questions regarding the grant cycle or application requirements, please contact Andrea Alden, the State Wildlife Grants Coordinator, at Andrea.Alden@MyFWC.com or Robyn McDole, the Assistant State Wildlife Grants Coordinator, at Robyn.McDole@MyFWC.com.

If you would like to discuss project ideas with one of our biologists, please see the contact page

If you are interested in receiving correspondence from Florida's Wildlife Legacy Initiative, including State Wildlife Grant Announcements, please register on our sign-up page.

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