2011 Mini-Grants

The application period for the 2011 Invasive Species Mini-Grants has closed. Proposals are no longer being accepted. Thank you for your interest and submissions. We will be announcing the winners on June 2nd, 2011.

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 Thursday, May 12, 2011.  No applications will be accepted after 5:00 pm on that date.  Selected projects and grant winners will be announced on Thursday, June 2, 2011.

Available Funding

BTNEP has increased the total funding for the Mini-Grant Program this year, and we have increased both the minimum and maximum amounts for each grant.  We have $22,000 available, with a minimum of $2,500 and a maximum of $8,000 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 2011 Mini-Grant RFP and Application in two file formats.

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