The East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy is seeking out research proposals surrounding special status species and habitat management in a $30,000 grant program.

Announced March 16, awarded projects would not only receive a two-year stipend, but also have access to the conservancy’s 14,000 acres of conserved lands in east Contra Costa County.

The conservancy hopes to fund projects that focus on habitat management uncertainties, such as restoration techniques, ecological requirements of special status species and the habitat’s response to management actions.

Proposed projects will be accepted until July 27 at 5 p.m.

The request form is accessible on the group’s website.