Need to fund a daring and creative project about birds?
Last month, the Birmingham Audubon Society (BAS) announced that it will be accepting applications from students, educators and non-profits for its annual mini-grants program that connects birds to their habitats and promotes stewardship.
Here are the details from BAS:
Who can apply? Educators in the greater Birmingham area (i.e., Jefferson, Shelby, Bibb, Blount, Chilton, St. Clair, and Walker counties), as well as those in the Tuscaloosa, Montgomery, Auburn-Opelika, Anniston, and Dothan areas, are eligible to apply. To be considered, your school or organization must be a non-profit and tax-exempt with IRS public charity status, or be a public entity qualifying under Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code.
How large are the grants? We award up to $1,000 per grant.
What does the grant cover? Applicants may request funding for:
- physical improvements (e.g., native plantings, bird feeding stations, bird houses, outdoor classrooms, pollinator gardens) at school or community habitat sites
- select field trips to visit significant public bird areas (Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, Dauphin Island, &c.)
- student birding equipment (e.g., classroom binocular sets, field guides, bird-song recording devices)
- innovative, student-led projects with citizen-science or habitat-monitoring components
Grants cannot provide funds to cover stipends, salaries, interpretive programs, or indirect costs.
Applications must be received via email no later than July 31, 2017.
Here is the application form:
If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org . Include the subject line “MiniGrant question.”