Collaborative Grant Organizing Program

Background

Houston Wilderness has established its Collaborative Grant Organizing (CGO) Program over the past few years and since then has built a supportive relationship and standing with multiple stakeholders and federal/state agencies. The CGO Program serves regional stakeholders through convening to discuss a multitude of grant opportunities and works to package large joint funding requests for submission to federal and state agencies as well as national foundations. Through detailed coordination and query of regional conservation, environmental or nature-based related projects, Houston Wilderness has been able to and continues to assists the environmental community by packaging several projects into one large proposal, thus increasing its odds of receiving more federal and state grant funds.  Since its creation, the CGO Program has been awarded tens of thousands of dollars to implement projects and initiative that benefit the Gulf-Houston Region.

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

  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation – Developing the Next Generation of Conservationist
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation -  Monarch Butterfly Fund Program
  • RESTORE of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (Texas) - Direct Component (Bucket 1) RFGA
  • Texas Commission for Environmental Quality - Nonpoint Source Program 
  • Texas General Land Office - Texas Coastal Management Program
  • Texas State Soil & Water Conservation Board - Nonpoint Source Program
  • US Environmental Protection Agency - Gulf of Mexico Program Cooperative Agreements
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service - North American Wetland Conservation Act (NAWCA)
  • US Environmental Protection Agency – Research Grant Program

Houston Wilderness has or is currently working with partners to fulfill the following grants proposals under the CGO program are:

Houston First Corporation’s Marketing Match Program

  • Get Out Here Houston Revitalization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation – Developing the Next Generation of Conservationist

  • Providing and Developing Careers in Conservation

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation – Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program

  • Houston: Wild Urban Connections
  • Bringing Back the Prairies to Houston
  • Houston Regional Urban Riparian Restoration

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation – Monarch Butterfly Fund

  • Gulf-Houston Monarch Flyway Strategy

US Fish and Wildlife Service - Monarch Flyway Strategy Support Cooperative Agreement


To report on project activities and outcomes of collaborative grant(s) you are a partner in, click the button below.  To obtain the password to complete the form email info@houstonwilderness.org