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 Technical Assistance Grants

The application period has ended, links to completed projects will be posted here in early 2018.


The Nature Conservancy is pleased to announce a Technical Assistance Grant program as part of our Conserving Nature’s Stage (CNS) Climate Resilience program. This program was created with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF). The Technical Assistance grants will help advance the practical application of climate resilience science to conservation. Funded projects are expected to focus on land protection planning and applied research guiding climate change resilient conservation efforts on the ground. This program encourages the use of an array of relevant climate science tools, with particular emphasis on the application of The Nature Conservancy’s terrestrial resilience and connectivity science.

CNS Resilience Planning Technical Assistance grants are available to land trusts, other non-profit organizations, and research institutions doing work in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Projects should be significantly underway within six months of the grant award, and funds should be spent by December 31, 2017.

Pre-Proposals are due by 5 pm November 14, 2016, and should include a project description plus an estimated financial summary, following the instructions and two-page form on the right side of this website.

There is a total of $100,000 available, with a 1:1 match requirement.  There will likely be 3 - 6 grants awarded, ranging from $15,000 - $30,000. The award funds are available for staff time, contracts, meetings, and associated costs spent in 2017.  Matching funds for similar costs can come from any non-DDCF source, expended between January 1, 2015 and Dec 31, 2017. 

We expect to identify a subset of pre-proposals for full proposals by December, and will announce grant awards in early 2017.

Contact Ken Popper or Bob Unnasch with any questions after reviewing the available information.

 We are grateful to the Conservation Trust for North Carolina and Open Space Institute for letting us adapt their Conservation Planning grant program materials to our Technical Assistance program.






 Request for Pre-Proposals

Additional CNS Information and Links:

This main page for the CNS PNW Resilient Lands Project has links to the reports, datasets, maps and additional CNS information and websites.

This is an interactive online mapping site for viewing and downloading Terrestrial Resilience datasets for the Pacific Northwest.

This grant program is funding $6 million in land protection projects in the PNW. The second round will open in early 2017.