Collaborative Grant Organizing Program

Background

Houston Wilderness' Collaborative Grant Organizing (CGO) Program serves regional stakeholders through convening to discuss a multitude of grant opportunities and facilitating the packaging of multi-partner funding requests for submission to federal and state agencies. Through detailed coordination of regional conservation, environmental or nature-based infrastructure projects, Houston Wilderness assists the environmental community in leveraging additional funds for the 13+ county Gulf-Houston Region. Since 2013, the CGO Program has assisted in facilitating funding for over 1.2 million in nature-based projects and initiatives benefiting the Gulf-Houston Region.

    Houston Wilderness is currently working with over 125 different partners on the following grant awards:

    • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation – Developing the Next Generation of Conservationist
    • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation – Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
    • Gulf-Houston Monarch Flyway Strategy & Tri -Regional Monarch Flyway Strategy (See more at www.gulfhoustonrcp.org/mfs)
    • Gulf Houston RCP: Galveston Bay Living Shorelines with Oyster Reefs Facilitation Projects - 2017 & 2018


      Houston Wilderness has submitted collaborative proposals to the following entities and their grant programs under the CGO program:

    • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation -  various programs
    • Restore the Texas Coast - Gulf Oil Spill Funds - NRDA, NFWF, RESTORE 
    • TCEQ & TSSWCB - Nonpoint Source Programs 
    • Texas General Land Office - Texas Coastal Management Program
    • EPA - Gulf of Mexico Program Cooperative Agreements
    • US FWS - North American Wetland Conservation Act (NAWCA)
    • EPA – Research Grant Program and various Environmental Justice Program

    FOR CURRENT CGO PARTNERS: To report on project activities and outcomes of collaborative grant(s) where you are a partner, please click the button below.  To obtain the password to complete the form email: brittany@houstonwilderness.org

    As of Feb 2018