Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums (ZBGA) Grant Program

New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

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Grant amount: More than US $30,000

Anticipated deadline: Mar 29, 2020

Applicant type: Museum/Library/Zoo

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: New York

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The Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Program (ZBGA) is administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP). The ZBGA Program, which is funded through annual appropriations from the state Environmental Protection Fund (EPF), provides the stimulus to develop educational, cultural and recreational programs interpreting our natural heritage as well as support for the permanent collections of eligible institutions, throughout the State of New York. ZBGA grants provide eligible local governments and not-for-profit organizations timely and stable annual funding for operating and program support. Applicants will be evaluated based on the administrative and fiscal strength of the organization, the quality and care of its collections, and the level of service to the public.

This grant application is for mid-cycle entrance into a five year grant program that began with SFY 2016-17. New eligible institutions that enter the program in years four and five will be given an introductory grant of $15,000 until the next application cycle, contracts starting April 1, 2021.

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