ASA Emergency Grants Program

The Amphibian Survival Alliance recognizes the urgent need for immediate action in critical situations that threaten the survival of amphibian species or populations. Our Emergency Grants are designed to provide rapid financial support for on-the-ground conservation efforts that directly address these imminent threats, especially those that could lead to extinction within a short timeframe. We prioritize projects that can provide strong evidence of the urgency and are designed for quick implementation.

We prioritize projects that align with the following:

  • Imminent threats to species or populations
  • Direct actions that are likely to prevent extinction
  • Strong evidence justifying the urgency
  • Time-sensitive projects requiring weeks-to-months for completion

Our grants offer up to $5,000 in funding to support these emergency conservation actions.

Frequently Asked Questions

The ASA Emergency Grants aim to provide rapid financial support for urgent conservation actions that prevent the imminent extinction of threatened amphibian species or populations.
Both organizations and individuals who can meet the stringent criteria for emergency action are eligible to apply.
The grants support immediate on-the-ground conservation actions that directly address imminent threats to amphibians.
Applications are accepted throughout the year as this is an emergency grant program.

Download and complete the Emergency Grant application form from our website. The form should detail the threat, proposed actions, evidence of urgency, and expected outcomes.

These grants are awarded in honour of Dr. George B. Rabb (1930-2017), an ardent supporter of amphibians and all those who care for them. These grants support projects that reflect Dr. Rabb’s commitment to helping the world’s amphibians through evidence-based conservation interventions that address key threats and raise awareness.

Eligibility criteria:

The application must demonstrate an imminent threat expected to cause extinction of the target species or population within 6 months.
Proposed actions should directly address the threat and be likely to prevent extinction if implemented quickly.
Strong evidence must be provided to justify the urgency and the likelihood of extinction without intervention.
The project should be designed to be executed within a weeks-to-months timeframe.

Funds must support direct costs for on-the-ground emergency response activities only. Overhead or indirect costs of any kind are not eligible expenditures under this grant program. Eligible direct costs are limited to items clearly required for implementing urgent conservation actions to address the emergency (e.g. field equipment, supplies etc). Administrative fees or charges associated with managing the grant are not covered.

The maximum funding available per grant is $5,000 USD.

If the project involves ex situ components, coordination with Amphibian Ark is possible and should be mentioned in the application.

Priority is given to projects that aim for immediate on-the-ground conservation efforts rather than research or studies.

A completed Emergency Grant application form must be submitted, detailing the threat, proposed actions, evidence of urgency, and expected outcomes.