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Posted: May 24, 2018

Apply for grant funds by June 29

Grant funds are available to local non-profits interested in starting new projects that benefit water in the region. The Miami Conservancy District (MCD) is offering an additional $5,000 in matching funds to organizations that qualify for grants from The Greater Dayton Conservation Fund.

The Greater Dayton Conservation Fund (GDCF) of The Dayton Foundation is accepting grant proposals for new projects that protect the natural environment through education, restoration and scientific research. Innovative and original projects that include collaboration are especially welcome. Your organization can qualify for up to $5,000 in grant funding with up to another $5,000 from MCD for projects that benefit water. MCD is sponsoring the matching funds to support and encourage projects that protect and enhance water.

Qualifying organizations must join the Partners for the Environment; be recognized as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization with a primary program focus on conservation, earth stewardship, or environmental education; and benefit the greater Miami Valley region.

GDCF is particularly interested in projects that preserve/restore natural habitats, have broad age-group involvement, focus on conservation and water quality and provide nature experiences for urban residents.

To qualify for the MCD matching funds:

  • Projects must be located in MCD’s Aquifer Preservation Subdistrict.
  • Projects must demonstrate intent to benefit water resources such as groundwater, wetlands, lakes, rivers, or streams.
  • The additional funds cannot be used for salary or administration.
  • The additional fund request must be equal to or less than the GDCF request.
  • The additional funds are only awarded to projects that are also awarded a GDCF grant.

Applications are due by June 29.

More information or to apply.