PROTECT OUR POLLINATORS HABITAT FUND
PPAN’s Pollinator Habitat small grants program offers financial and educational resources to community organizations, businesses, governments, schools, farms, tribes, public housing, and other institutions to support the development of healthy pollinator habitat.
Through collaboration with pollinator and habitat experts, we provide support to successful applicants. This program is backed by the Colorado Pollinator License Plate Fund and other designated donations. The primary criteria for grants include the use of funds to develop, expand, restore, or protect pollinator habitats, within agreed upon parameters. We prioritize projects that: are located within marginalized communities; maximize community outreach; increase biodiversity; and that have matching funds or existing capacity to implement.
Grants range from $500 to $2000
Grant cycles will take place in the spring and fall, with award decisions advised by our collaborative team of experts. Grant recipients will be expected to provide a simple report and project photos at one, two, and three years of implementation and to collaborate with us to tell the project story. Please see below for additional criteria and funding requirements.
2023 Spring Timeline
Proposals due: April 7, 2023
Award grants: April 30, 2023
Justice & Equity component – loss of biodiversity disproportionately impacts marginalized communities
Potential to increase local biodiversity
Ability to link disrupted ecosystems
Maximizes community education, collaboration, and engagement
Sufficient funding and capacity to implement/maintain
Requirements for Funding
The project must be located in Colorado
The project must have an educational component and have visibility to the community
Design must prioritize the use of regionally-adapted western native species (exceptions possible with approval)
Site must be prepared and maintained organically
Site must incorporate PPAN's pollinator habitat sign
Grantee must submit expense receipts (all at one time) by September 30, 2023
Grantee must submit a simple report for years one through three of habitat establishment (no more than one page)
Grantee must be willing to share the story of habitat creation and photos (PPAN will have the right to use stories and photos in public communications)
Ready to apply?
First check that your project meets the requirements above, then fill out the application to apply for a grant:
Submit a site design (include existing site features if applicable to the design), and several site photos to: email@example.com