ALIPC Education and Outreach Grant Program

Alabama Invasive Plant Council


Grant amount: Up to US $1,500

Anticipated deadline: Nov 30, 2018

Applicant type: College / University Nonprofit Individuals Government Entity

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: Alabama

Location of residency: Alabama

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Overview:

The Alabama Invasive Plant Council is soliciting grant proposals for non-native invasive plant projects in the state of Alabama. The intent of this grant is to provide funding to organizations or individuals who wish to educate the public about non-native invasive plants and their effects on the environment and/or to conduct small-scale activities for controlling noxious weeds.

    Funding from this grant can be used for educational materials, outreach activities and control work pertaining to non-native invasive plants. The items that may be purchased and the activities that are accepted under this grant include, but are not necessarily limited to: 

    • brochures,
    • pamphlets,
    • signage,
    • tours,
    • workshops,
    • seminars,
    • herbicides,
    • loppers and
    • sprayers.

    You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

    Eligibility:

    • Proposals will be accepted from individuals, public or private nonprofit organizations and academic institutions.
    • All funds awarded are to be used within one year of receipt.
    • If full funding is not available, partial funding may be awarded.

    Preferences:

    • Award preference will be given to proposals that meet some or all of the following criteria:
      • Involve a plant or plants listed on the ALIPC List of Invasive Plant Species (found here);
      • Educational programs that reach a broader segment of the community;
      • Include partnerships (please specify type and degree of involvement for partner entities);
      • Demonstrate matching funds or in-kind contributions. In-kind contributions may include donated materials, supplies, facilities, services, and/or volunteer hours;
      • Increase and promote local community awareness of non-native invasive plants through local schools, charities, volunteer events, web site development or the development and distribution of educational materials;
      • Heighten community awareness about non-native invasive plant identification, impacts, control or prevention;
      • Use photographs, if applicable, to illustrate the need for funding;
      • Results of control/management activities will be presented to an audience during a workshop, demonstration or tour;
      • Control activities will continue after the one year grant period;
      • First time applicants will receive prioritized evaluation, although repeat applicants will be considered.