The Rockfall Foundation in Middletown, Connecticut, has opened applications for its 2020 Annual Environmental Grant Program and, in conjunction with the program, has announced a new multiyear grant for schools.
The 2020 Annual Environmental Grants are for projects that contribute to the general environmental education of the public, promote responsible environmental planning, or contribute to the preservation of the Connecticut River watershed.
The new multiyear grant, Fostering Future Environmental Stewards, is available to schools seeking funding for pre-k-8 environmental education programs. The grant is intended to support continuous environmental literacy for children that offer nature discovery and real-world, hands-on, place-based learning.
Both grant programs have a competitive application process and must benefit at least one of the towns in the Lower Connecticut River Valley, which includes Middlesex County as well as Lyme and Old Lyme. Applications are due by November 7, 2019.
Interested applicants are encouraged to attend an informational session on September 10 at 5:00 p.m.
See the Rockfall Foundation website for guidelines and application instructions for the 2020 Annual Environmental Grant Information for the Fostering Future Environmental Stewards program is available at www.rockfallfoundation.org/grants/ffes.