Each year, the MOU considers funding requests for bird-related projects through the Savaloja Grants Program. In 2013, the following five projects were awarded funds:
Grants ranged from $730 to $1,400.
- An autoclave to sterilize owl pellets for dissection by students (Audubon Center of the Northwoods)
- Native plants to restore degraded areas at T. S. Roberts Bird Sanctuary (Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis)
- Color bands and blood sample analysis of nestling Peregrine Falcons (Midwest Peregrine Society)
- Binoculars, field guides, and field notebooks for Young Naturalist Program (Mississippi Headwaters Audubon Society)
- Bird banding equipment for educational and research banding at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center (Sugarloaf: The North Shore Stewardship Association).
Individuals or organizations who are undertaking projects in Minnesota that increase our understanding of birds, promote preservation of birds and their natural habitats, or increase public interest in birds, including in populations currently underrepresented in Minnesota's birding community, may submit grant applications to the MOU. Application information may be obtained by emailing: email@example.com or by clicking here.
The deadline for receipt of grant applications is January 31, 2014. Funding recipients will be notified during April 2014.