The Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) has announced the 2022 Request for Proposals to fund invasive species projects in the Catskills region! Priorities for funding are those projects that best meet the following CRISP priorities:
- Raise public awareness of Tier 1 Prevention and Tier 2 Early Detection Species to address introduction pathways.
- Surveys for Early Detection Species
- Stop emerging invasive species through Rapid Response
- Improve the scientific understanding of the extent, ecological impact and effective controls of invasive species in the CRISP region.
Selected projects will be funded up to $10,000 and must be completed in 2022. The deadline for applications is April 15th. Additional information is available here: https://www.catskillinvasives.com/funding
Funding is provided through the Environmental Protection Fund as administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). This funding leverages the work that CRISP Partners are doing and incentivises local organizations to help execute CRISP goals to manage invasive species in our region. The RFP is not a grant program and all project proposals are subject to NYSDEC Invasive Species Coordinate Unit for approval prior to being awarded a final sub-contract.
Source: John Thompson, CRISP Director via PRISM Listserv