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

Monarch Watch received funding for at least 100,00 more free milkweeds to be distributed Spring 2020! To qualify, applicants must have a minimum of two acres to restore to natural, native habitat, and have a management plan in place. Milkweeds are awarded on a first come, first served basis, so apply early. Since the program began in 2015, about 528,000 milkweeds have been planted in restored habitat through much of the range of the eastern monarch population. Those awarded free milkweeds need only pay a modest shipping charge. 

Our recommendation for ideal monarch habitat is planting milkweed in patches of 3-4 plants, 10-13 patches per acre. Applicants must demonstrate that they have a land management plan, and that other nectar sources are either pre-existing or are included in the project. For more information and to apply, please click here.