The Invasive Species Centre (ISC) is excited to launch the 2022 Microgrants for Invasive Species Education, Community Action, and Management Planning in Ontario.

Individuals, groups, or organizations in Ontario can apply for a microgrant. Some examples of eligible applicants include municipalities, Indigenous communities and organizations, non-profit or charitable groups, schools and school boards, clubs, and associations. The microgrants are to be utilized towards a one-time, small-size education, community action, or management planning project that focuses on the prevention and/or management of invasive species.

An invasive species is an organism that causes, or is likely to cause, ecological, economic, or social harm in a new environment where it is not native. Find out more about the impacts of invasive species here. 

Recognizing the importance of collaboration to prevent invasive species, the ISC is awarding microgrants of $1,000 and $5,000 each to support invasive species education, community action, and management planning in Ontario,” says Sarah Rang, Executive Director at the Invasive Species Centre. “We encourage applicants to submit their project ideas for a chance to be awarded a 2022 Microgrant For Ontario to help protect our community’s land and water from invasive species”.

Applicants submit a two-page Microgrant Submission Form with the project name, description/justification, objectives and expected outcomes, budgets, schedule, and applicant information by February 4, 2022.

Successful applicants will be notified by February 25, 2022, and project activities can occur anytime between March 2022 and December 2022.

Successful microgrant recipients will receive a single award of $1,000 or $5,000 for activities to be completed in 2022. The ISC is also looking forward to showcasing the funded projects and asks that successful candidates provide updates and/or a report during the year.

To view the complete guidelines and download the submission form visit: www.invasivespeciescentre.ca/isc-microgrants

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