The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) funding program helps 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 a bear-human conflict. Using the IGBC mission statement as a guide, we look to fund projects that support recovery and delisting, and ongoing conservation of grizzly bear populations and their habitats in areas of the western United States.

Criteria for proposals:

  • 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 Information, Education & Outreach (IEO) subcommittee.
  • Must be in at least one IGBC ecosystem
  • Must be a minimum of $2500.

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 has been extended to Nov. 12, 2021.

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FAQs about annual IGBC Information, Education & Outreach Grants

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.

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
  • 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.

Timeline for Proposals and Projects:

  • October 1 – Request for Proposals
  • November 12 – 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.

Annual Reports on IEO Funding Awards

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FY-19-Grant-Approvals-004December 4, 2018pdf359 KBpdf
FY18-IGBC-IE-GrantsDecember 1, 2017pdf204 KBpdf
2017-Grant-Awards-updated-1-24-17January 24, 2017pdf193 KBpdf
2016-IE-Grant-Awards-1December 1, 2015pdf326 KBpdf