Conservation Commission funding available

Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions
2013 Grant Information
Grant range: $250 – $600
Grant application due: June 15, 2013
Grant award announcement: July 1, 2013
Mailing address: 89 Main Street, Suite 4, Montpelier VT 05602
Email address: Karen Freeman,
• To assist local committees/groups to become Conservation Commissions

• To increase the functioning capacity of existing Conservation Commissions, and

• To provide seed money and/or matching funds for specific projects in the broad categories of land conservation, education and outreach, stewardship and management, and planning.
Eligibility: Conservation Commissions or local committees/groups that are working towards becoming a Conservation Commission and partner of the Association of the Vermont Conservation Commission. Group must be municipality or IRS certified 501(c)(3) public charity, or fiscal sponsorship by a municipality or IRS certified 501(c)(3) public charity is required. Groups must have completed and closed out prior grants received from AVCC. Applicants must be members of AVCC.
Grants cannot be used for: general funds, dues or subscriptions.
Timetable: Applications must post marked on or before June 15, 2013. Grantees will be notified of funding approval by July 1, 2013. Projects must be completed and final report submitted by May 1, 2014. Extensions may be considered.
Evaluation Criteria:
• Demonstrated need
• Evidence of matching funds and/or in-kind services
• Closely aligns with grant goals
• Project readiness
• Local support and volunteer involvement
• Recipient of funds from previous AVCC tiny grant cycle
Payment Process: The funds awarded under this grant will be available once awards are announced. Please allow one month from award announcement to receive check, which will be issued by the Vermont Community Foundation.
Grant Closeout: Grantees will be required to present evidence of grant completion by submitting photographs, paragraph of outcomes and/or final product.
Acknowledgement: If awarded, grantees should credit AVCC in any publicity.

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Kate McCarthy, AICP
Sustainable Communities Program Director
Vermont Natural Resources Council
9 Bailey Avenue
Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone: (802) 223-2328 ext. 114
Fax: (802) 223-0287