Grants/ Scholarships

Connecticut Botanical Society

The Connecticut Botanical Society is now accepting applications for our Small Grants Program. Applications for 2024 must be submitted by April 15, 2024.
The Small Grants Program provides funding for land conservation projects that provide protection of rare or uncommon native plant species or natural communities, or areas of high native diversity. We will also consider habitat improvement projects, protection of open space in low-income and urban communities, and assistance with fund-raising for projects that meet the above criteria.
Awards are in the range of $1,000 to $5,000. For more information on criteria, application procedures, and scheduling, go to

Les Mehrhoff Grant

CT Association of Wetland Scientists offers a $1,500 Les Mehrhoff Grant each year for on-the-ground preservation efforts or invasive control projects conducted by non-profit, community groups, or individuals directed at preserving plant biodiversity within Connecticut. The recipient/group need not be a member of CAWS in order to apply.  Applications are open year round with a February 23 deadline. For more details and information on how to apply, go to

Michael Lefor Grant

The Michael Lefor Grant provides $1,500 to support wetland-related research conducted by a qualified undergraduate or graduate student from an accredited college or university in Connecticut. Applications are open year round with a February 23 deadline. More information and instructions on how to apply at

One Tree Planted Offers Earth Month Grants!

100 Communities will Receive $3000 Grants for Habitat Restoration in April. Eligible activities include tree planting, tree distribution, tree care, nursery work, (native) shrub/grass planting, grassland/meadow restoration. Apply by February 28.

More information and instructions on how to apply at:

2023 Biodiversity Conservation Grant: Enhancing Pollinator Habitats

With major support from Toyota Motor North America, the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) is excited to announce $200,000 in grant funding to support shovel-ready pollinator habitat enhancement projects on America’s public lands.

Habitat enhancement projects should directly support the creation, restoration, remediation, improvement, and/or protection of habitats for important pollinator species such as butterflies, bees, bats, and more. The project should impact pollinators on at least 150 acres of public land. (Land that is owned by a land trust or conservancy but open to the public is eligible and the acreage need not be contiguous.). Additionally, projects should incorporate community outreach and engagement activities designed to educate and empower the public to help enhance pollinator habitats.

The grant competition will be a two-part process. Those interested in applying must first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) by March 10, 2023.  NEEF will then select and invite LOI finalists to submit a full application for review. Invited applications are due May 10, 2023.  From that pool, NEEF will then choose its grantees, to be notified by June 9, 2023.  The project period covered by the grant is July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024.  Therefore, projects should be shovel-ready so they can start as soon as the award is made.For more information, go to

Manchester CT Garden Club

A $1,000 annual scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors, college students, or adults enrolled in a horticultural or conservation program. The application for the academic year 2023-2024 is online. Deadline for submission of the application is May 1, 2023. Instructions for submission are included in the application.  (Application)

The Garden Club of America Board of Associates Centennial Pollinator Fellowship

Award: $4,000
Deadline: January 15, 2023

The Garden Club of America (GCA) Board of Associates Centennial Pollinator Fellowship provides funding to a current graduate student to study the causes of pollinator decline, in particular bees, bats, butterflies and moths, which could lead to potential solutions for their conservation and sustainability. The selection criteria are based on the technical merit of the proposed work and the degree to which the work is relevant to this objective. The GCA Board of Associates Centennial Pollinator Fellowship was established in spring 2013 to facilitate independent research in this field.

For more information and to apply:

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