Funding Opportunities

ATC’s Pollinator Habitat Program 2020

American Transmission Co. encourages planting low-growing, native flowering perennials within or directly adjacent to ATC transmission rights-of-way through their Pollinator Habitat Program. Cities, villages, towns, counties, tribes and entities that allow public access to ATC rights-of-way (e.g., nature preservice, nonprofits or public land managers) within ATC’s service area are eligible to apply for funding, which covers the cost of site preparations; purchasing seed, plugs or plants; labor and installation; or other actives to establish quality pollinator habitat.

Applications are accepted July 1 through Sept. 30 each year. Recipients will be selected by the end of the calendar year. Awards range from $100 to $5,000. Click here for more information.

Seed a Legacy Program

The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund’s Seed A Legacy Pollinator Habitat Program is available for private, public and corporate lands in a 12-state region of the country critical to pollinator health and habitat needs.

Applications are accepted for projects in the following states:  Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

For more information on this funding opportunity, click here.

Free Milkweeds for Restoration Projects

The application for Spring 2021 is open! Funding is limited, so apply early! This program provides free milkweeds for habitat restoration projects of two acres or more east of the Rocky Mountains. A few areas are wait-listed, however, we are sorely in need of applications from Texas. Please visit the link below or pass it on to someone who might benefit.

Monarch Watch and our partner nurseries have distributed 590,000 free milkweeds for habitat restoration since the program began in 2015. Thank you to our funding sources and everyone who has worked so hard to plant and care for these milkweeds.

Habitat restoration sites must be a minimum of two acres to qualify for this grant. Applicants must demonstrate that they have a land management plan.  For more information and to apply, please click here.

Free Milkweeds for Schools and Nonprofits

If your school or non-profit educational organization is interested in this conservation measure, we can help you create a habitat for monarchs and pollinators.

If your organization qualifies, we will provide a free flat of 32 milkweed plugs as well as guidance on how to create a new habitat or enhance an existing garden.

Clear, digital photos, maps of the garden and a letter of support are required for consideration. You will be prompted to upload these documents. For more information and to apply, please click here.