Pollinator Habitat Grant Application Guidelines


Coastal WildScapes in partnership with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service are offering five $1,000 pollinator habitat grants for qualifying organizations, schools, and businesses.

Eligible Projects

Coastal WildScapes’ Pollinator Habitat grants must be used on a site within the coastal counties of the state of Georgia and can be used to fund the following:

  • Plants, seeds, soil amendments, mulch, hardscape (raised beds, trellises, basking or puddling features...) and irrigation equipment
  • Instructional materials directly used for and related to the project, i.e., seed-starting/growing system, hand lenses, field guides, children’s books, curriculum guides
  • Signage, brochure or materials directly related to the project’s educational component regarding pollination

Eligible Applicants

To apply, the individual must…

  • Submit an one page letter of intent by May 30th, 2017
  • Be an employee, volunteer or owner/ administrator associated with the school, organization or business
  • Submit the application by June 30th, 2017
  • If chosen as a grant recipient, the applicant and the administrator and/or business/ property owner will be required to sign a sub-agreement that contains a 10-year sustainability clause

Pollinator Habitat grants cannot be used for:

  • Salaries, payments, or stipends to teachers, grant applicants or contractors
  • Professional development
  • Travel expenses
  • Food or beverages
  • T-shirts or other “swag” items
  • Memorials or monuments
  • Items used solely for beautification
  • Insecticides
  • Milkweeds not native to Georgia (Ex: Mexican Milkweed, Asclepias curassavicaNot All Milkweeds are Created Equal


We are offering Pollinator Habitat Grants for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.

  • The deadline for the one page letter of intent is May 30th, 2017
  • the deadline for applications is June 30th, 2017
  • Applicants will be notified by August 30th, 2017
  • Funds will be distributed August 30th, 2017 as soon as the signed sub-agreement and any questions concerning the application have been answered. All funds would need to be expended according to the proposed plan with the final report due February 28th, 2018

Information needed to Complete the Application

 As a reference for future grants, download the grant application. The grant application provides the questions that are required and space for you to answer them in Word format.  However, the application should be submitted in PDF format.

Pollinator Habitat Grant Application 2017-2018

You must be able to...

  • Describe your target audience and list your educational objectives
  • Provide a detailed budget and sustainability plan
  • List your team members and partners and their responsibilities
  • You will also need to upload a schematic diagram of your Pollinator Habitat.  This must include the dimensions of your habitat space, the plant species to be used and their placement. Remember that Pollinator Habitats must fulfill the requirements for certification! Use the following native plant list as a guide for your design plan.


You can opt to use the design plan that was developed by Coastal WildScapes. Choose five host plants for butterflies and four native plants species that bloom in each season (spring, summer, and fall). By choosing this plan you must incorporate all of the design elements and plants into your project. Be sure that this is evident in your budget.

Sample Pollinator Habitat Plan

Additional Coastal WildScapes Resources:

Native Plant Species for Pollinators

Landscaping & Gardening with Native Plants in Coastal Georgia

Coastal Butterflies & Host Plants: Skippers to Satyrs

Coastal Butterflied & Host Plants: Swallowtails to Brushfoots 

Field Guide to Georgia Milkweeds

In reference to the 2017-2018 awarded grants, all funds must be obligated and all proposed work completed according to the approved plan by the Final Report date.  The final report must be submitted no later than February 28th, 2018. The photo release form will also need to be completed.

Photo Release Form

Questions? Contact Amy Schuler, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Coastal WildScapes, at info@coastalwildscapes.org

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