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PLJV ConocoPhillips Grant Program

Playa Lakes Joint Venture

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Grant amount: Up to US $25,000

Anticipated deadline: Jul 12, 2020 4:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Research, Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Colorado: Adams County, Arapahoe County, Baca County, Bent County, Boulder County Show all

Location of residency: United States

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Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV) Mission

To conserve the playas, prairies and landscapes of the western Great Plains through partnerships for the benefit of birds, other wildlife and people.

Grant Program Supports Bird Habitat Conservation

In 1990, shortly after Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV) was formed, ConocoPhillips (then Phillips Petroleum) joined the Management Board—helping to create the business foundation of our operations and funding an annual grant program to support habitat conservation. Since the partnership began, more than $2.6 million in PLJV ConocoPhillips grants have been awarded to support more than 175 conservation projects throughout the PLJV region. With more than 9:1 partner match, those funds have been leveraged to over $20 million.

Cumulatively, the projects have affected over 89,800 acres of bird habitat—13,000 of which have been wetlands. The habitat projects have benefited 66 priority bird species including Whooping Crane, Greater and Lesser Prairie-Chicken, Mountain Plover, Long-billed Curlew, Chestnut-collared and McCown’s Longspur, Sprague’s Pipit, Least Tern, and Northern Pintail, plus many more bird and other wildlife species.

2019 RFP

PLJV announces the availability of funding for projects that address the PLJV mission within the Joint Venture's boundaries, which includes portions of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas (see for map). Funding is available for habitat conservation projects that benefit grassland birds. This grant program is very competitive, so submitting a high-quality, high-leverage proposal is recommended.

Funding is limited to no more than $25,000 per project. Proposals must have a minimum of a 1:1 leverage, with preference given to projects that have higher levels of leveraged funds, and must show support and involvement from state wildlife agencies and how the project fits with PLJV priorities. Projects selected are funded on a reimbursement basis, with all funds to be spent by Dec. 18, 2020.

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