NJDEP Grants for Nongame Wildlife Available

NJDEP Grants for Nongame Wildlife Available

New Jersey – -(AmmoLand.com)- The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Endangered and Nongame Species Program (ENSP) is currently accepting applications for the Conserve Wildlife Matching Grant Program.

The Conserve Wildlife Matching Grant Program funding comes from Conserve Wildlife license plate renewal fees (see http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/ensp/plates.htm for plate information).  The intent of the program is to fund projects that will benefit New Jersey’s nongame wildlife.

Only certified non-profit organizations are eligible. Projects must be located in New Jersey and must be able to be completed within one year of execution of the grant agreement.

$30,000.00 is available from the Wildlife Conservation Fund in 2009. The maximum award is $3,500 per project (minimum is $1,000).  The Conserve Wildlife matching grant cannot exceed 50 percent of the total cost of an eligible project.  At least 25 percent of the grantee’s share of project funding must be monetary; the remainder may be in-kind support of the project.

The application deadline is May, 1, 2009.

For more information on the program and last year’s successful grantees, as well as application information, visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/ensp/cwgrants.htm on the division’s web site. Applicants may request a hard copy of the application and grant data form by calling 609-292-9400 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.