2016 Mini-Grants

The application period for the 2016 Invasive Species Mini-Grants is now open.  The deadline for submissions is 4:00 pm July 29th 2016.  We will be announcing the winners on Friday August 12th, 2016.

The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) is proud to announce a new year of funding for our Invasive Species Mini-Grant Program.  BTNEP created the Mini-Grant Program in 2005 to support community-based restoration, outreach and education projects. Through the Mini-Grant Program, citizens gain a greater awareness and understanding of the issues facing the Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary System (BTES) and help BTNEP to create effective solutions. The Mini-Grant Program fosters creative partnerships among community groups and broadens our ability to connect with as many people as possible in preserving our homeland.  Our focus again this year is on invasive species.  We will be selecting projects that most effectively mitigate impacts from invasives or educate the public about the risks of invasives and benefits of native species.

Request for Proposals

BTNEP's Invasive Species Action Plan Team is currently accepting grant applications.  The Request-For-Proposal period will close on Friday, July 29th, 2016.  No applications will be accepted after 4:00 pm on that date.  Selected projects and grant winners will be announced on Friday, August 12th, 2016.

Available Funding

BTNEP has $20,000 available for the Invasive Species Mini-Grant program.  There is a minimum funding amount of $2,500 and a maximum of $7,500 for any one proposal.

Who Can Apply

All individuals, schools, organizations, non-profits, government agencies, churches, businesses, or other community groups may apply for Mini-Grant funding, provided that the project effects take place within the Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary System (BTES).

Learn More

Download the 2016 Mini-Grant Request For Proposal (RFP) information  packet and Application.

For more information contact Michael Massimi, BTNEP Invasive Species coordinator by email at michael@btnep.org

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