WCS Climate Adaptation Fund: 2019 Request for Proposals

Deadline: 5 April 2019

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has announced a new round of grant-making through its Climate Adaptation Fund – a program to support projects that implement effective interventions for wildlife adaptation to climate change.

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Awards will be made to non-profit conservation organizations for applied, on-the-ground projects focused on implementing priority conservation actions in order to adapt to climate change at a landscape scale.

In addition to seeking innovative projects that support the ability of wildlife and ecosystems to adapt to a changing climate, the Climate Adaptation Fund is specifically inviting applications for projects that provide additional co-benefits, in particular those that reduce greenhouse gas emissions through methods like carbon sequestration (i.e., joint mitigation and adaptation, or JMA, projects). WCS is also encouraging projects that include a compelling plan to amplify adaptation outcomes through strategic communications, and that propose novel adaptation approaches or take relatively more common adaptation approaches to new geographies or a larger geographic scale.

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Funding Priorities

The WCS Climate Adaptation Fund will support projects that demonstrate land and water management techniques to assist wildlife and ecosystem adaptations to climate change, for example:

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  • Projects that demonstrate applied management responses for wildlife and ecosystem adaptation, including efforts to enhance the resilience of climate-impacted habitats or facilitate their transition to a different yet functional ecological state.
  • Projects that enhance or sustain the adaptive capacity of ecosystems, landscape functionality, and critical biological processes in the face of climate change.
  • Projects that restore and sustain core habitat or create connectivity for fish and wildlife in order to achieve explicit climate adaptation goals.
  • Pilot projects that exhibit successful on-the-ground actions for climate adaptation that can be replicated across a landscape.
  • Projects that implement innovative or novel conservation activities in response to existing or expected climate-driven changes.
  • Projects that mitigate pressures on wildlife and ecosystems caused by current or potential human responses to the impacts of climate changes.
  • Projects that help wildlife and ecosystems respond and adapt to climate changes while also providing co-benefits, including climate mitigation benefits.

Funding Information

  • With funding managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society, the WCS Climate Adaptation Fund will provide up to $2.5 million in competitive grants in 2019.
  • Grants will be one to two years in length.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This program provides grants to U.S.-based non-profit conservation organizations with approved IRS 501(c)(3) status.
  • Grants can be awarded for projects only within the 50 U.S. states and U.S. territories.
  • The WCS Climate Adaptation Fund is unable to make grants to for-profit corporations, individuals, universities, public agencies, municipalities or other types of government entities.
  • Public agencies, tribal governments and universities may partner on proposals submitted by an eligible non-profit conservation organization or work as paid contractors on funded projects.
  • WCS encourages and expects that many project proposals will emerge from collaborations between the applicant organization and any number of partners from academia, public agencies, and other non-profit organizations.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

Eligible Country: United States

For more information, please visit https://www.wcsclimateadaptationfund.org/program-information

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