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CUMBERLAND FOREST

COMMUNITY FUND

GRANT OPPORTUNITY

The University of Virginia's College of Wise and The Nature Conservancy are committed to investing resources and partnering with local communities to ensure sustainable, nature-based economic growth.

 

The Cumberland Forest Community Fund is open to nature-based economic and community development projects that make tangible contributions toward local economies, community capacity and environmental quality.

QUICK LINKS

APPLICATION PERIOD THROUGH MARCH 29, 2021

 

We're looking for proposals that contribute to:

Local Economic Development

  • Renewable energy projects

  • Outdoor recreation, sustainable forestry or agricultural businesses or projects

Increased Community Capacity

  • Walking or greenway paths

  • Natural or cultural assets in local communities

  • Strategic planning processes

Enhanced Environmental Quality

  • Land or water restoration

  • Installation of rain gardens

  • Agritourism projects

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Open to individuals, for-profit businesses, non-profit organizations and municipalities.

  • Project must be based in one or more of the following counties: Wise, Russell, Tazewell, Dickenson, Buchanan, Lee, or Scott.

  • Applicants must provide a valid federal ID number.


  • Project idea may be an original business concept or extension of a current business activity, product, service, community capacity building program or social venture.

 

KEY DATES

Feb 15

Mar 29

May

June

July

Program launch and call for proposals

Application deadline

Announcement of awards anticipated

Grant agreements issued

Awarded projects underway

 

SPONSORS

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