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Before you consider applying please review the assessment process, eligibility, benefits, costs, FAQs, and sample application below. You may also want to watch the recording of our webinar "An Introduction to CAP" to learn more about the program.

The next CAP application cycle will be posted as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or would like to be added to our notification list for the next application cycle, please email

Criteria for Review

After the application closing date, all applications will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the eligibility requirements. All eligible applications will be reviewed by the CAP Steering Committee and awards will be make based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated need
  • Potential impact of a conservation assessment at this time
  • Consideration is given to diversity of participants (type of institution, geographic location, etc.)