With every year-end comes our invitation to apply for a mini-grant. We invite organizations, educators, and youth to apply for mini-grants to help fund creative neighborhood events. Proposals should integrate the arts, greening, and Celebrate Urban Birds citizen science. Yes, the project’s 10-minute data collection activity is required. We hope these community events, or series of activities, will be creative and inspire others to organize similar projects. They do not need to be complicated. All mini-grant applicants are offered free materials and training to support their events (even if their proposals are not funded). Organizations working with underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply. No experience with birding needed. Mini-grants range from $100 to $750.

Our application is simple and straightforward. You don’t need to know anything about writing grant proposals to apply. Simply answer our questions about what you plan to do, where, when, and with whom. We’d be happy to help! Click here to learn more about our mini-grants and how to apply. The deadline to submit your application is on December 31, 2015.

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