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This RFP is FOR CONSERVATION INITIATIVES LOCATED IN CRAIG, FRANKLIN, GILES, MONTGOMERY, PITTSYLVANIA AND ROANOKE COUNTIES AS WELL AS THE CITIES OF SALEM AND ROANOKE
The Virginia Environmental Endowment (VEE) is soliciting proposals for its Community Conservation Program. This Program funds conservation initiatives located in Craig, Franklin, Giles, Montgomery, Pittsylvania and Roanoke counties as well as the cities of Salem and Roanoke.
The Community Conservation Program focuses on water quality protection, restoration, and improvement; land conservation support; and environmental literacy and awareness. VEE will consider proposals of no less than $50,000 and multi-year projects of up to three years are eligible.
Past awards have included funding up to $250,000 for:
- improving water quality for households dependent on private water supplies,
- implementing a septic system maintenance education and pump-out program,
- establishing riparian buffers,
- improving the environmental literacy of middle-school students,
- reducing the environmental and health risks associated with improper disposal of prescription drugs, and
- developing a regional land conservation plan.
VEE must receive a completed proposal electronically by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 15, 2022, at email@example.com. Please go to the Community Conservation Program webpage for instructions on what constitutes a complete proposal; http://www.vee.org/grant-programs-application/community-conservation-program/.
VEE strongly suggests that any organization interested in submitting a proposal should first provide VEE with a one to two page letter briefly explaining the proposal so as to allow VEE staff the opportunity to provide an informal review and response before submission.
VEE will decline without further review any proposal that is clearly outside the purposes and geographic limitations of the Program. Proposals previously submitted to VEE which did not receive funding are ineligible for re-submission absent prior express authorization from VEE.
Please submit any questions electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.