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Application 609-984-1581
Application Deadline To be determined, but likely in December 2012.
Notification Date Eight weeks after application deadline.
Endangered Species - Conserve Wildlife Matching Grant

Purpose of Funding
Funds are made available to projects that benefit New Jersey's nongame wildlife through education, outreach, research, conservation, species protection or habitat management, or a combination of these, undertaken by certified non-profit organizations in accordance with N.J.S.A. 39:3-33.11 et seq.

eagleSource of Funding
Conserve Wildlife license plate renewal fees.

Statutory Citation
N.J.S.A. 39:3-33.11.

Who is Eligible
Any nonprofit organization as defined at N.J.A.C. 7:5-1.3 shall be eligible to submit an application for Conserve Wildlife matching grants.

Qualifications Required for Consideration
In order for the entities to qualify for Conserve Wildlife matching grant funds, they must have:

  1. The ability to fund a minimum of 50 percent of the total project cost.  At least 25 percent of the grantee's share of project funding shall be monetary; the remainder may be in-kind support of the project;
  2. The willingness and authority to sign a grant agreement; and
  3. The ability to implement the project as outlined in the grant agreement.

Grant Limitations
The minimum matching grant shall be $ 1,000.00; the maximum matching grant shall be $ 3,500.00.  The contribution by the Department’s Endangered and Nongame Species Program (ENSP) Conserve Wildlife matching grant shall not exceed 50 percent of the total cost of an eligible project that qualifies for funding under the Conserve Wildlife Matching Grant Program rules, N.J.A.C. 7:5.

Application Procedures
Applications shall be made on forms obtained from the Department available online.  Information to be supplied with the application shall include: 

  1. Acknowledgement that a resolution adopted by the governing body of the nonprofit organization authorizing the organization to enter into the grant agreement and certifying that the matching funds and in-kind support will be provided for the project if the Department approves and funds the project;
  2. An IRS letter of determination describing the organization's nonprofit status;
  3. A completed grant applicant data form;
  4. A detailed scope of work and budget; and
  5. Examples of past work if the applicant is applying for education or outreach material development

For More Information or to Request an Application, Contact
Kim Korth,
NJDEP - Division of Fish and Wildlife
Endangered Species Program
501 East State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625

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