Collaborative Grant Organizing
Under the Collaborative Grant-Organizing Program, Houston Wilderness convenes a multitude of regional stakeholders together to discuss opportunities to package large funding requests for submission to Federal and State agencies and national foundations. By coordinating regional conservation-related projects into one large proposal, Houston Wilderness assists the environmental community in increasing its odds of receiving more federal and state grant funds!
Many federal and state RFPs now require collaborative partners and projects and Houston Wilderness serves as a natural, non-partisan entity to bring the groups together. This program is key to our mission of preserving, promoting and protecting the 10 ecoregions in and around Houston!
The current collaborative grants pending with various federal and state agencies are as diverse as our Network Partners: (1) some grant proposals are targeted to specific regional watersheds; (2) some to facilitate ecosystem services studies (related to soil types, riparian forests, prairie grasses, estuaries, etc.) that provide benefits in water and air quality, water supply, flood/erosion control and carbon sequestration and (3) some proposals target large land acquisition within the following Eco-Areas: Columbia/Brazos River Corridor, Bayou/Riparian Zones, Galveston Bay Margin System and Northern Riparian Forests.