Funding - Walton Family Foundation Conservation Grant
In 2009, the LMVJV partnership entered into a cooperative relationship with the Walton Family Foundation (WFF) in support of habitat restoration on frequently flooded agricultural lands within priority portions of the delta of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Through this new and unique partnership, the WFF committed funding to advance projects that directly restore bottomland hardwood habitats and associated restoration (i.e. natural hydrology) and/or projects that focus on reducing landowner impediments to accessing farm bill programs beneficial to wildlife habitat restoration within high priority geographies of the MAV. Beginning in 2010, the Foundation made one million dollars available to initiate the grant program aimed at addressing these objectives. The LMVJV supported delivery of the program by developing and distributing the Request for Proposals, then receiving, evaluating, and ranking submitted proposals. In its first year, the new granting strategy proved successful and the WFF has subsequently committed 1.25 million dollars for each grant year since i.e., 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Table of Funded WFF Conservation Grant Programs
The following link provides access to a spreadsheet highlighting Conservation Grant projects funded in 2010, 2011, and 2012.