This guide provides prospective grant applicants information necessary to submit grant applications, understand how those applications will be evaluated, and help grant recipients comply with Kodiak Brown Bear Trust (KBBT) reporting requirements.
The KBBT works to promote conservation of brown bears on the Kodiak Archipelago through funding of research, management, education/outreach, and habitat protection projects. Grant applications should address high priority needs in those areas. Special consideration is given to projects that involve the collaboration of two or more organizations/agencies.
Grant applications are evaluated by KBBT Trustees and the Executive Director, based on relevance to KBBT mission, scientific rigor, practicality, cost effectiveness, and participation of cooperators. KBBT may also consult with a technical expert during the review process. Review and decision on applications will occur within three months of submission.
The KBBT accepts two types of grant applications:
SMALL GRANTS – up to $1,000
LARGE GRANTS – greater than $1,000
Grant Submission and Review
SMALL GRANTS: Use Small Grant Application Form
Can be submitted at any time
LARGE GRANTS: Use Large Grant Application Form
Must be submitted by November 15 of the year preceding the year in which the proposed project is scheduled to begin.
Applications should be submitted electronically to the Executive Director, Larry Van Daele, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project must be completed within 12 calendar months of grant being awarded.
Within 60 days of project completion, the recipient must submit the following to KBBT:
1. A written report summarizing project results and accomplishments.
2. If applicable, digital pictures of project activities.
3. Copies of any popular articles or media reporting of the project.
Small grant recipients may also be asked to provide an oral presentation during an annual meeting of the KBBT.
Project should be completed by the end of the year the grant is awarded; however, multi-year projects may be possible in special circumstances.
If the project lasts more than six months, the recipient must submit a brief (~2 page) progress report every six months to KBBT.
Within 120 days of project completion, the recipient must submit the following to KBBT:
1. A final report detailing project study area, methods, results, discussions and accomplishments.
2. Digital pictures and, if possible, video coverage of project activities.
3. Copies of popular articles, publications and/or media coverage of the project.
Large grant recipients will also be asked to provide an oral presentation during an annual meeting of the KBBT.