The SWS Board of Directors is pleased to offer a Development Grant to Chapters and Sections in order to expand programs and membership in keeping with our mission to promote understanding, conservation, scientifically based management, and sustainable use of wetlands throughout the world. The term of the grant is two years; amounts up to $4,000 will be considered. Up to two winners will be selected each year. Chapters and Sections can apply for the Grant by completing this online application where they must outline their objectives.
Selection of Chapters and/or Sections to receive funding is based on demonstration of need, quality of proposal, statement of objectives, and likelihood of success. Grant money will be transferred to the Chapter/Section account on an incremental basis. The Chapter president and treasurer/Section Chair will be responsible for sending an annual report to the BOD and the SWS Awards Committee detailing how the money was spent and how goals have (or have not) been met. There will be an opportunity for explanation after one year if goals have not yet been met. A final report will be due at the end of the grant period.
Application deadline: March 31, 2023