NEEF Accepting Proposals for COVID-19 Recovery Fund
The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) is pleased to announce $128,000 in grant funding to support public lands that have been impacted by increased use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
NEEF Funding Priorities
Through this funding, NEEF will sponsor public lands sites in order to:
Demonstrate the need for volunteer service to restore public lands that have been impacted by increased use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Engage volunteers in restoration and conservation projects that address the impacts of the pandemic.
Contribute to improvement of the sponsored public land sites through community engagement, as evidenced by volunteer participation numbers, types of projects, value of volunteer service, and conservation outputs.
Open to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, state or federal government agencies, federally recognized tribes and local governments, and educational institutions.
Must have been in existence for at least two (2) years.
Private, for-profit firms and individuals are not eligible to apply.
Grant funding may not be used to support political advocacy, fundraising, lobbying, litigation, terrorist activities, or Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.
Must meet the funding criteria (see below).
Application opens November 2, 2020. Period of performance for sponsorships will be six months from the date of award.
Sponsorship award notifications will be made on:
January 15, 2021
Applications must be submitted by December 1 to be considered
March 15, 2021
Applications must be submitted by February 1 to be considered
May 15, 2021
Applications must be submitted April 1 to be considered
July 15, 2021
Applications submitted by June 1 to be considered
Strong Applications Will Include the Following
Applicants can request up to $2,500 to be spent over six (6) months.
Applicants must clearly describe the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the public land site (e.g., wear and tear on trails due to increased public use, increased litter, postponed projects such as planting/invasive species removal, etc.)
Applicants must clearly describe a project (or projects) they will implement to address the impact of the pandemic.
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