Monarch Butterfly and Pollinators Conservation Fund
The Monarch Butterfly and Pollinators Conservation Fund is soliciting proposals to advance conservation of the monarch butterfly and other at-risk native insect pollinators. The majority of funding will support projects that benefit monarch butterfly, but projects that address demonstrated needs for other federally listed or candidate insect pollinator species are also eligible. The most competitive projects will demonstrate clear benefits to both monarch butterfly and other at-risk native insect pollinators. Grants will be awarded in two primary categories: 1) habitat improvement; and 2) outreach and organization coordination. Up to $1.6 million is expected to be available for grant awards in 2018. Funding is provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Shell Oil Company, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Geological Survey.