Information, Education & Outreach Grants

The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) mission is to support recovery and delisting, and ongoing conservation of grizzly bear populations and their habitats in areas of the western United States through interagency coordination of policy, planning, management, research and communication.

The IGBC is seeking proposals for grants to partners and agencies to disseminate consistent messages about grizzly bears and to promote effective actions and techniques to increase human safety and decrease the likelihood of bear-human conflicts. The IGBC is anticipating that $45,000 will be available for grants in FY2022; actual project funding will be contingent on agency funding levels.

If you have any questions, please contact Lori Roberts, IGBC IEO Chair, lroberts@mt.gov,  406-751-4581.

The deadline to apply for 2022 grants is Oct. 29, 2021.

FAQs about annual IGBC Information, Education & Outreach Grants

Who is eligible to apply?

Organizations and government agencies within the grizzly bear ecosystems may apply. However, it is highly recommended that these entities begin the application process by contacting the state and federal agency information and education staff in their area before proceeding.

How are grant requests reviewed and selected?

Proposals must be submitted directly to the Information, Education & Outreach Chair in the respective ecosystem where you are requesting funds.

  • Danielle Oyler, Yellowstone – Danielle.Oyler@mt.gov – 406-581-6452
  • Dillon Tabish, NCDE – dillon.tabish@mt.gov – 406-751-4564
  • Jennifer Bruns, Bitterroot – Jennifer.bruns@idfg.idaho.gov – 208-750-4216
  • Kim Annis, Selkirk and Cabinet-Yaak – kannis@mt.gov- 406-293-4161, ext. 207
  • Denise Schultz, North Cascades denise_m_shultz@nps.gov – 360-854-7302
  • Lori Roberts, proposals that benefit all ecosystems, IEO Chair – lroberts@mt.gov – 406-751-4581

What are the grant criteria?

  • Must be submitted by a qualified non-profit organization, an association, or be a state, federal, or tribal entity focused on grizzly bear conservation.
  • Must be consistent with the mission statement of the IGBC and the role and responsibilities of the IEO subcommittee.
  • Must be in at least one IGBC ecosystem
  • Must be a minimum of $2,500.

What additional considerations will strengthen a proposal?

  • Proposals that include partners and/or leverage grant dollars with in-kind or matches from partners.
  • Proposals that are useable in multiple ecosystems
  • Proposals that benefit multiple agencies and organizations.

What is the grant cycle?

Timeline for Proposals and Projects:

  • October 1 – Request for Proposals
  • October 29 – Proposals due to IEO Ecosystem Chairs
  • December (IGBC Winter Meeting) – Funding awards announced
  • June 15, 2022 – Interim Progress Reports due to IGBC Executive Coordinator**
  • November 1, 2022 – Final Project Reports due to IGBC Executive Coordinator**

**Interim and final reports are required. New projects will not be funded without a final report from the previous year.

Grants Awarded in Previous Years

2019 IGBC Information & Education Grant Awards

2018 IGBC Information & Education Grant Awards

2017 IGBC Information & Education Grant Awards

2016 IGBC Information & Education Grant Awards