These documents will aid in the development your grant in collaboration with your grant team.
- PDF of the Request for Proposal (12 pages): Cox Environmental RFP
- Required Project and Coalition/Organization Budget Form: Cox Budget Template
- PDF of the online application questions for the Cox Easement Fund Application for reference.
- PDF of the online application questions for the Cox Innovation Application for reference.
- Transcript from the January 2105 Bidders Conference for applicants.
Background on Regional Conservation Partnerships
What Are RCP’s?/RCP Network Website
RCPs are generally informal networks of people representing private and public organizations and agencies that work together to develop and implement a shared, long-term conservation vision across town and sometimes state and international boundaries.
Examples of other programs funding transaction costs to encourage landowners to donate easements or land more easily.
Highstead’s research-based overview of the common steps that characterize RCP growth and insight about how to proceed along the path from “emerging” to “maturing” to “conserving” — to enduring conservation success.
More on Coalitions
Coalition Assessment: Strategies for Measuring Capacity and Impact. By Veena Pankaj, Kat Athanasiades and Ann Emery. Innovation Network. February 2014.
This white paper summarizes a case study of a useful coalition evaluation strategy.
Movement as Network: Connecting People and Organizations in the Environmental Movement by Gideon Rosenblatt. 2001.
A seminal paper on how we might reframe the environmental movement as a more powerful networked entity made up of very real interconnections between people and organizations – a networked whole that is greater than the sum of its individual parts.
This paper by Tom Wolff provides a quick overview of the typical phases of coalition development.
What Makes an Effective Coalition? by Jared Raynor. TCC Group. March 2011.
This paper explores the evidence for what makes an effective coalition and offers advice on effective advocacy.