At a Glance
NMBCA PROPOSAL FORMAT
Applications deadline will be announced in August.
Since 2002, more than $46.5 million in grants.
Grants have supported 422 projects in more than 35 countries.
Partners have contributed an additional $178.5 million.
More than 3.25 million acres of habitat affected.
Application template for the pilot and core programs
The following sections all must fit onto 11 pages with a font size of 11 or greater.
1. Cover Page
Provide all information listed below, showing the item letter and name, e.g., “g. DUNS Number: 123456789”. We recommend a one-page maximum. Please check that your numbers (dollars and acres/hectares) are consistent throughout the proposal, including in your budget.
2. Qualifications of Key Individuals Conducting the Project
Concisely explain, in a page or less, the roles that key individuals will play in the project, e.g., project lead, researcher, restoration coordinator, trainer, financial manager. Summarize the skills, training, experience, or education the individuals possess that is necessary to successfully fulfill their role in the project. What are the specific credentials that demonstrate they are capable of delivering this particular project? For instance, if you propose research, has the researcher performed the studies, techniques or methodologies before and had the research peer reviewed? Do not include Social Security numbers, personal identification numbers, personal addresses, phone numbers, or any other personal or sensitive information.
3. Project Description
Demonstrate that the project will improve the conservation of Neotropical migratory bird species in a specific measurable way in the United States, Canada, Latin America, or the Caribbean. In describing your project, be succinct. Explain the problem (usually, a threat to Neotropical migratory birds or the habitat upon which they depend), the proposed solution to the problem (your actions), why the proposed activities and objectives are best suited to alleviate the problem, and how you intend to measure your success. This basic analysis is the core conceptual model of your project. Although not required, you are encouraged to describe the impact you desire and the changes that are necessary to achieve it using the conceptual modeling approach of the Conservation Measures Partnership. A recommended resource for identifying and developing appropriate objectives and measures of success is the Conservation Measures Partnership website (http://www.conservationmeasures.org/initiatives/standards-for-project-management/) and the Conservation Measures component of the Conservation Gateway (http://www.conservationgateway.org/topic/conservation-measures). Minimize discussion of general bird conservation needs; instead, focus on the specific impacts of the proposed activities. Projects involving a single activity are often funded. If your project involves multiple activities, each activity should be well-developed and justified by following the instructions under items a. - g. below, and the proposal should demonstrate how all activities are integrated to achieve your goal. This also applies all activities funded with match.
4. Local Participation
Describe how you will ensure adequate local public participation in project development and implementation. Involvement of local organizations, communities and people is strongly encouraged. Please describe your organization’s relationship with local entities. How long have you worked with them and in what capacity? What were the local results?
5. Agency Consultation
Clearly state that the project will be implemented in consultation with relevant wildlife management authorities and other appropriate government officials with jurisdiction over the resources addressed by the project. This consultation is an important component of your project. Describe how your activities are coordinated with or communicated to decision-makers and management authorities. For land acquisition projects outside of the United States, the applicant must provide documentation of this consultation in a separate document from the proposal.
6. Historical and Cultural Resources
8. Other Information
Provide any other information that you think will be helpful in evaluating the proposal. You may want to address any of the 11 selection criteria.
12. For Applicants Located in the United States
Applicants located in the United States, regardless of where the project activities are located, must submit the "Application for Federal Assistance", Standard Form (SF) 424, and, in addition, either SF 424B or 424D (see http://apply07.grants.gov/apply/FormLinks?family=15). You will submit these through grants.gov. You may add them to the Adobe .pdf file of your proposal copy emailed to email@example.com. The signature must be that of the person who is fiscally responsible for the project. These forms do not count toward the 11-page limit.
13. For Proposals with Activities Located in the United States
Address the following additional questions in your proposal application:
14. Coordination with other US Fish and Wildlife Service grant programs
Please indicate if you have applied in the past year or intend to apply in the upcoming year to other US Fish and Wildlife Service grant programs or if you have received funding from a US Fish and Wildlife Service grant program other than the NMBCA in the past year.
OMB Control No. 1018‐0100