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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 and is administered by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Financial support is provided by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources through the Environmental Stewardship Fund. To date, over $490,000 in grants have been awarded through 65 grants, with over $1 million in matching funds leveraged by the grantees – a return of more than double.
Current Funding Round
The Pre-application period for the 2020 Funding Round will open on Wednesday, April 1. All pre-applications must be received by 5:00pm on Friday, May 29, 2020. Applicants with strong pre-applications will be invited to submit a final application by July 31.
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.