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CA Proposition 84 – $93 Million Dollar Nature Education Facilities Grant

As part of California Proposition 84, $93 Million Dollars in grant money is available to California public non-profit organizations that inspire and educate the public.

Grant Website:
http://www.parks.ca.gov/?Page_id=26026

Application PDF:
http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/1008/files/nef_application_guide_2010.pdf

Nature Education Facilities Program

NEF TIMELINE

March 01, 2010 Publish Final Guide
Announce Application Due Date
March / April, 2010 Technical Assistance Workshops
July 01, 2010 Application Due Date

Application Due Date 07/01/10

Eligible institutions include those that:
Combine the study of natural science with preservation, demonstration and education programs that serve diverse populations
Institutions that provide collections and programs related to the relationship of Native American cultures to the environment, and
Institutions for marine wildlife conservation research.

Eligible applicants:
Public institutions including cities, counties, districts (as defined), California State Agencies and Non-profit organizations qualified to do business in California, and qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Eligible projects:
Eligible projects include nature education facilities, buildings, structures and exhibit galleries that present collections to inspire and educate the public and marine wildlife conservation research equipment and facilities.

Program Lead:
Sandy Berry
Nature Education Facilities Program
Office of Grants and Local Services
(916) 651-7741
sberr@parks.ca.gov

About Mark Walhimer

Mark is Managing Partner of Museum Planning, LLC, a museum planning and exhibition project management firm of interactive educational environments for Science Centers, Children's Museums and Natural History Museums. You can reach Mark at mark@walhimer.com.

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