The purpose of the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture (SFBJV) project support is to provide unforeseen, emergency, or discretionary funding for projects or programs that implement the goals of the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture (SFBJV) and benefit wetland and riparian-dependent species. The SFBJV will fund only proposals and projects that support the goals within the SFBJV 5-year strategic plan and annual work plan, the highest priority monitoring or research needs as identified in the SFBJV Monitoring and Evaluation Plan, or are identified in the JV Implementation Plan (Restoring the Estuary) and its updates.
The proposed project or program will meet one or more of the following criteria to be considered:
Process for Funding Consideration
Inquiries should be made directly to the SFBJV staff. Proposals will be by invitation of the Coordinator as per the above guidelines. A one-page letter with an outline and timeline for the project, description of partnerships and documentation, plus a simple project budget will then be submitted to the Coordinator upon invitation.
Although there is not a specific maximum or minimum amount that the Joint Venture will approve, funding is very limited, and the Management Board seeks to make SFBJV funding available where it will most effectively implement priorities of the SFBJV and is most needed. Therefore, applicants should consider submitting for less than $5,000.
Requirements of the Contractor
The SFBJV shall be credited for all event support and products produced. The SFBJV logo should be incorporated on products, signs, reports, or other publications. When products are produced, at least 2 copies will be provided for the SFBJV archives. In the case of events or project activities, a summary paragraph will be submitted to the Coordinator to report to the Management Board at project completion. If a project cannot be completed within the agreed-upon time frame, funds will be returned to the SFBJVto be made available for other projects. Recipients will adhere to the requirements and funding process or risk losing full or partial payment.
Project Proposal and Review Process
Funding inquiries can be made to any JV staff. The Coordinator will consider which proposals to invite and review applications to determine whether a project meets the qualifications for funding. If it does, two or more members of the SFBJV Management Board Management Board members with expertise on the type of project, geographic location, or qualifications of the applying contractor will be consulted for Management Board approval. Within 3 days, contacted SFBJV Management Board members will confirm the recommendation to approve the project or provide a valid reason why it should not be funded. If concerns are expressed, the Coordinator or other JV staff will secure more information and provide it to reviewing Management Board members for a final decision. Information about the projects supported by JV contracts will be reported to the SFBJV Management Board in the quarter in which a project is funded. These guidelines and the review process will be reviewed by the Management Board as needed to remain current.
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International Foundation for Science: The IFS Scientific Domain comprises sciences related to the management of biological resources (agriculture, horticulture, forestry, agroforestry, animal husbandry, veterinary medicine, aquatic resources and aquaculture, non-domesticated flora and fauna); the use of biological resources (science and technology of food, wood products, chemistry and bio-activity of natural products, and other biologically-derived products); and the conservation of biological resources and their environment (water, soil, atmosphere, biodiversity). The research areas they will fund include (eachis described more fully on their Web site):
Captain Planet Foundation: The mission of the Captain Planet Foundation is to fund and support hands-on, environmental projects for children and youths. Our objective is to encourage innovative programs that empower children and youth around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities. Through environmental education, we believe that children can achieve a better understanding and appreciation for the world in which they live.
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