Photo by Loy Elliott
The South Mountain Partnership’s Mini-Grant Program is intended to catalyze on-the-ground projects that further the goals of the Partnership, and to advance the capacity of partners to complete projects throughout the region. The Program provides funding, on a competitive basis, to projects that sustain the South Mountain landscape’s sense of place by protecting and promoting the region’s Landscape Resources.
The South Mountain Partnership Mini-Grant Program was developed in 2009 by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, which has administered the program since then. Financial support is provided by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Environmental Stewardship Fund. To date, over $215,000 in grants have been awarded, with over $485,000 in matching funds leveraged by the grantees.
Current Funding Round
The Application period for the 2016 funding round is now closed. The 2017 funding round will open on April 1. Pre-applications will be due on June 1st. Applicants with strong pre-applications will be invited to submit a final application by July 28th.
Funding for the South Mountain Partnership’s Mini-Grant Program is provided by a grant from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, Environmental Stewardship Fund, under the administration of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation. The Application Trail Conservancy administers the Mini-Grant Program on behalf of the South Mountain Partnership.