Grants Promote Youth Conservation Education and Employment Efforts

Deadline: June 21, 2018
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National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: Developing the Next Generation of Conservationists

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), in cooperation with its partners, is offering an initiative to connect youth to the outdoors by providing support for conservation education and employment programs. This initiative, Developing the Next Generation of Conservationists, supports organizations that are creating innovative educational opportunities and job experiences for youth and young adults. These opportunities encourage young people, particularly urban, tribal, and minority youth, to engage with the natural world and discover career opportunities available in conservation. The program invests in two focus areas: Category One engages pre-K-12 students through approaches that integrate in-class and out-of-class experiences in conservation literacy and stewardship. Category Two supports young adults in paid conservation corps and conservation-focused internships to connect young adults to the outdoors through conservation employment programs. Nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and state and local government agencies are eligible to apply for grants ranging from $30,000 to $150,000. The proposal deadline is June 21, 2018. Visit the NFWF website to review the 2018 Request for Proposals.