TLGV Offers Youth Engagement Grant Opportunity

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TLGV Offers Youth Engagement Grant Opportunity

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) has reimagined its annual grant program to focus on the needs of youth. The 2021 Youth Engagement Grant is designed to benefit youth (under 21) in projects to conserve, celebrate or enhance The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor’s significant natural and historic resources or promote economic development.

Projects enhancing access for diverse audiences to the abundant natural and historic resources of the National Heritage Corridor are also encouraged. Projects developed or led by youth will receive priority consideration. The grant is open to nonprofits, municipalities and schools.

“We know many of our local nonprofits and organizations could use a boost from the energy, vitality and new ideas youth can bring,” said Lois Bruinooge, executive director of TLGV. “At the same time, young people need a supportive community around them more than ever. This grant program is one way we can support both young people and our community organizations to come together for the betterment of the entire National Heritage Corridor and everyone who lives, works and plays in it.”

TLGV has committed up to $30,000 to the program. Grants will range from $3,000 – $5,000. Funds will be dispersed on a reimbursement basis and must be matched 1:1 by cash or in-kind contributions. Projects that demonstrate the ability to generate more than 1:1 match will be given greater consideration.

All grant applications will be reviewed by a committee and allocations are approved by the TLGV Board of Directors. Applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered by 4 p.m. July 29, 2021.  Applications may also be emailed to LyAnn@tlgv.org before 11:59 p.m., July 29. For the details of the program and application requirements please visit TheLastGreenValley.org/learn-protect/grant-opportunities/

The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor is the last stretch of dark night sky in the coastal sprawl between Boston and Washington, D.C. The Last Green Valley, Inc. is a member- supported, non-profit organization working for you in the National Heritage Corridor. Together we can care for, enjoy and pass on The Last Green Valley!

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