How to Apply

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Program Timeline

  • May 2021: Application period re-opens for all communities
  • December 2021: 2020 Bird City applications due
  • December 2021: Annual report due for currently certified communities

Application Process

Application for Bird City Certification is an online application that must be submitted by December. The Program Goal and Structure document describes the philosophy of the Bird City Texas program and the Detailed Criteria List is the full set of actions/activities that a community can use to become certified.

Applicants will submit the fillable application (application link will go live Summer 2021 once criteria are finalized) which includes spaces for supplemental information about each criterion selected. Communities may get credit for activities that occurred in the 18-month period ending in December 31, 2021 for their application and must also include a commitment to meet all requirements in calendar years 2022-2024.

Important note: Applications must be submitted online through the application portal by by the 2021 deadline.

Step 1: Complete fillable application (updated application link coming May 2021), including the following elements:

  • Application point of contact
  • Community data
  • Letter from a municipal executive supporting application
  • List members of a collaborative body that guides a community’s application and implementation
  • Application activity: description of completed actions and future commitments

Step 2: Attach supplemental material as needed within each application activity selected within the online application.

Step 3: Communities are able to edit and add to their applications for as long as they need to before the application deadline, but all applications must be officially submitted by December 2021 for consideration in this project year.

Application Support:

Application Document:

  • Fillable Application (updated link coming May 2021)

Please e-mail Bird City Texas staff with any questions, issues, or requests.

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