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Laura Jane Musser Fund Environmental Initiative Grant

Grant to assist public or not-for-profit entities to initiate or implement projects that enhance the ecological integrity of publicly owned open spaces, while encouraging compatible human activities.

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Laura Jane Musser Fund

Deadline Date:

03/13/15 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants to assist public or not-for-profit entities to initiate or implement projects that enhance the ecological integrity of publicly owned open spaces, while encouraging compatible human activities.
The Fund's goal is to promote public use of open space that improves a community's quality of life and public health, while also ensuring the protection of healthy, viable and sustainable ecosystems by protecting or restoring habitat for a diversity of plant and animal species.

Grants of up to $35,000 may be made for programs in this program. The Musser Fund is likely to make a total of 4 to 6 grants in the Environmental Initiative this year. This is a very competitive granting initiative.
ORGANIZATIONS SEEKING FUNDING MUST DEMONSTRATE:
• Stakeholder involvement and contributions
• A plan for the long term financial and environmental sustainability of the proposed program
THE MUSSER FUND WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF GRANTS:
• New or existing programs or projects
• Programs in the planning phase, or implementation phase
• Capital expenses

LIMITS OF GEOGRAPHY:
• Programs in Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wyoming may apply
WHO CAN APPLY:
• Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations
• Local Units of government
HOW TO APPLY:
Proposals will be available online February 13, 2015 through March 13, 2015. Funding decisions will be announced in July of 2015. Visit www.musserfund.org for more information about the application process and requirements.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 152095

Number of Grants:

6

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $35,000

Term of Contract:

One Year

Eligibility:

  • Agency of the county or other local government
  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Domestic public or private and non-profit entities
  • Local Governments
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility

Pre-Application Information:

Please review guidelines and an outline of the information and documentation needed to apply at www.musserfund.org.

Applications will be available online February 13-March 13, 2015.

Please note that the following will NOT be funded: Capital Expenses, General Operating Expenses, and Ongoing Program Support

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Bethany Hansen
ljmusserfund@earthlink.net
612.825.2024

Application available online February 13-March 13, 2015 at http://www.musserfund.org/

Geographic Focus:

USA: Colorado;   Hawaii;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Wyoming

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