April 30, 2021

Grants for Public Lands Impacted by COVID- due June 1

Restoration & Resilience COVID Recovery Fund from the National Environmental Education Foundation

Due June 1, 2021

Additional Information and Contacts

Thanks to major support from Toyota Motor North America, International Paper (IP), and the Hilton Effect Foundation, the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) announces $203,000 in grant funding to support public lands that have been impacted by increased use during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through this funding, NEEF will sponsor public lands sites in order to:

  • Demonstrate the need for volunteer service to restore public lands that have been impacted by increased use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Engage volunteers in restoration and conservation projects that address the impacts of the pandemic.
  • Contribute to improvement of the sponsored public land sites through community engagement, as evidenced by volunteer participation numbers, types of projects, value of volunteer service, and conservation outputs.

Strong applications will include the following:

Applicants can request up to $2,500 to be spent over six (6) months.Applicants must clearly describe the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the public land site (e.g., wear and tear on trails due to increased public use, increased litter, postponed projects such as planting/invasive species removal, etc.)Applicants must clearly describe a project (or projects) they will implement to address the impact of the pandemic.

This program is open to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, state or federal government agencies, federally recognized tribes and local governments, and educational institutions.