The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife's Endangered and Nongame Species Program is making small matching grants available for projects directly related to wildlife diversity and education. The funds are from the Conserve Wildlife License Plate renewal fund
The maximum amount available per proposal is $3,500 ($1,000 is the minimum amount). The Conserve Wildlife matching grant is a 50:50 cost share grant - therefore, grant funds cannot exceed 50% of the total project cost.
At least 25% of the grantee's share of project funding must be in a dollar amount and the remainder may be in-kind support of the project.
Eligible applicants are those nonprofit organizations defined as a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4). The deadline for requests is May, 4, 2011 by 5:00 p.m.
For more information on the grants, including application information and examples grants awarded in the past, visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/ensp/cwgrants.htm