Nonprofits that support nature and wildlife education have until March 6 to apply for grants to support environmentally friendly promotions through the Marin County Fish and Wildlife Commission.
Grants worth up to $5,000 are earmarked for promotions of environmental and habitat restoration projects in Marin County. About a dozen nonprofits are awarded grants annually through the program. The nonprofits must be registered as 501©3.
The Fish and Wildlife Commission advises the Marin County Board of Supervisors on expenditures of funds obtained through fines levied for fish and wildlife violations in Marin. The funds are designated by Section 13100 of the Fish and Game Code to be used to enhance fish and wildlife resources in the county and for public education.
Grant proposals are submitted to the commission chair during the first quarter of the calendar year and are recommended on a competitive basis based on availability of funds. Commission members review applications at their regular April meeting, set funding levels, and vote to recommend projects for approval by the Board of Supervisors.