The purpose of the Western Native Trout Initiative’s Small Grants Program is to provide a source of funding to organizations that desire to become involved in the conservation of western native trout – protection, restoration or enhancement – at the local level. The small project funding program specifically supports collaborative approaches and partnerships involved in local efforts or community-based programs that provide for habitat, educational or public recreational angling programs that contribute to the Initiative’s efforts to conserve western native trout.
—— Our 2018 Small Grants Program RFP closed in June. Please check back next April for the 2019 RFP. —–
Projects considered for funding under the Small Grants Program may include riparian or instream habitat restoration; barrier removal or construction; population or watershed assessments needed for prioritization and planning; water leases or acquisitions to improve instream flows; and native trout community outreach and education. Individual projects can be funded at a maximum of $3,000. Grant proposals are due by June 15, 2018, at 5 pm (mountain time zone).
Thanks to a generous contribution from the Rocky Mountain Flyathlon, we have $15,000 in small grant funding this year specifically for projects in Colorado, plus an additional $13,500 in small grant funds that are available for projects in all other western states.
WNTI gratefully thanks our partners at Rocky Mountain Flyathlon, RepYourWater, Basin+Bend, and all of our individual donors for contributing funds in support of the Small Grants Program this year.