In North Carolina, Bayer, in coordination with the new Feed a Bee steering committee, made a call for proposals to establish additional forage for pollinators in all 50 states by 2018. To further the reach of Feed a Bee and contribute to additional forage development, the committee will distribute $500,000 in funding over the next two years.
The committee is requesting forage initiative proposals that will promote pollinator health and help provide a tangible solution to the current lack of forage. Organizations including, but not limited to, nonprofits, growers (individual and trade groups), beekeepers (individual and associations), businesses, schools, clubs, gardening groups and government agencies are encouraged to submit a proposal.
Funding will be distributed in grants of $1,000; $2,500 or $5,000, and proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis. Proposals submitted before March 31, 2017 will be considered for initiatives and events to occur July through September 2017.