Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Informational Workshop: September 10 at deKoven House Community Center

The Rockfall Foundation invites grant proposals from nonprofit organizations, towns, and schools to support environmental education, conservation and planning projects that will impact Middlesex County. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is in November, 2014 and awards will be announced in February, 2015.

            Grants will be awarded for projects that contribute to the general environmental education of the public, promote environmental planning, contribute to the preservation of the Connecticut River watershed, or fund an internship with a non-profit organization for an environmental project. Special consideration will be given to projects that engage youth (preschool through college) or are multi-generational.

                Proposals must have ties to Middlesex County in order to be considered.  This includes projects or programs based in Middlesex County as well as applicants based in Middlesex County.  Proposals that focus on the Connecticut River corridor or Long Island Sound will also be considered as long as there is a demonstrated impact on Middlesex County. 

            All those who are interested in submitting a proposal are invited to an informal grants informational workshop on Wednesday, September 10th at 5 p.m. at the deKoven House Community Center, 27 Washington Street, Middletown.  Registration is appreciated but not necessary.

      Detailed guidelines and eligibility requirements as well as a grant application can be obtained from the foundation's website, www.rockfallfoundation.org , or by calling the foundation's office at 860-347-0340.  To register for the workshop, or for additional information about Rockfall grants, contact Tony Marino, Grants Administrator, tmarino@rockfallfoundation.org, or phone (860) 347-0340. 

            The Rockfall Foundation supports environmental education, conservation programs and planning initiatives. Established in 1935, it is one of Connecticut's oldest environmental organizations. Rockfall's mission is to be a catalyst-- bringing people together and supporting organizations to conserve and enhance the natural environment of Middlesex County and region.

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