Pigeon River Fund Grant
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina
Grant amount: US $4,000 - US $30,000
Next anticipated deadline: Sep 15, 2018 2:00pm PDT
Later anticipated deadlines: Mar 15, 2019 2:00pm PDT
Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit College / University Elementary / Secondary School
Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program
Location of project: Counties in North Carolina: Buncombe County, Haywood County, Madison County
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- To improve surface water quality,
- To enhance fish and wildlife management habitats,
- To expand public use and access to waterways, and
- To increase citizens' awareness about their roles in protecting these resources.
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- Tax-exempt organizations described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal RevenueCode and governmental entities are eligible to apply for these grants.
- PRF grants should leverage other funds or in-kind resources toward total project costs.
- If the project is/will be ongoing, PRF funds should only be a resource for start-up/pilot or a specific time-limited component of a larger project.
- Applicants should have plans for sustainability beyond the PRF grant for on-going projects.
- Grant funds may be used to support “administrative costs” including share of staff costs when directly related to accomplishing the PRF-related project.
- Grant requests may be in any of the four focus areas:
- Improved surface water quality
- Enhanced fish and wildlife management and habitats
- Expanded public access
- Increased citizen’s awareness about their roles in protecting these resources.
- Grant requests may address any of the four focus areas listed above. To provide applicants with additional guidance, the Pigeon River Fund Board has the following expectations for grants:
- Priority for funding for requests that:
- Support efforts to address water quality issues in streams or watersheds that are identified as priorities in county (or other authority) watershed action plans.
- Promote collaboration or coordination on projects that address comprehensive issues and will have long-term impact.
- Encourage education and awareness of water quality issues preferably focused on helping individuals understand how their actions relate to the overall health of the river basin.
- Install water quality BMPs or other stream improvements that are part of a coordinated multi-faceted effort and will result in significant improvement in water quality.
- Lower priority
- Scattered projects (including demonstration BMPs or other projects) not related to coordinated effort to improve priority streams/watershed in that community.
- Government agency operating support, especially staffing.
- Projects related to regulation enforcement which is the responsibility of the government.
- PRF grant funds are not appropriate for any projects and activities related to or in support of litigation in any administrative or judicial forum.
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