Grants for Environmental Programs in Rural Areas

Posted by on May 20, 2005

[posted from RFP Bulletin]

Laura Jane Musser Fund Seeks to Support Environmental Programs in Rural Areas
Deadline: October 1, 2005

The Laura Jane Musser Fund (<a href=""></a>) seeks to assist public or not-for-profit entities in initiating or implementing projects in rural areas to undertake consensus-based activities in environmental stewardship or dispute resolution.

The Musser Fund encourages communities, whether represented by local governments, state agencies, or grassroots nonprofit organizations, to use a consensus-based approach to environmental decision-making. The fund means by this a collaborative process, involving a neutral facilitator where appropriate, that strives to involve all key stakeholders as well as local citizens in developing environmental programs and policies that satisfy common interests.

The program is most interested in new programs; willing to fund the planning or implementation phase; and willing to fund projects already in progress if the proposal is compelling. The program does not fund capital expenses, general operating support for organizations, or ongoing program support.

Applications will be accepted from nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations; organizations that are forming if sponsored by a 501(c)(3) organization; and units of government at the federal, state, or local level.

Grants for this program may be made to any eligible applicants based in the United States. Most grants will be made for domestic projects, but occasionally grants are made to U.S. agencies or organizations for environmental work elsewhere.

Grants will be for amounts up to $35,000.

See the Musser Fund Web site for information on funding priorities and application procedures.

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