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CBT revises environmental initiatives program

By Contributor
October 8th, 2011

The CBT is revising its Environmental Initiatives Program to increase convenience for the groups that use it, says the organization’s director, Water and Environment.

Kindy Gosal the change will allow successful large projects to have their funding in place before the summer field season begins.

“Proponents will be able to plan accordingly, plus will be able to benefit from the new $30,000 maximum. Projects requiring $10,000 or less will be able to submit proposals for review year-round, as project ideas are developed,” he said.

Environmental groups wishing to apply for funding should take note of these revisions:

  1. The maximum funding for large grants is increasing to $30,000, from $20,000.
  2. The application deadline for large grants ($10,000 to $30,000) for the 2011/12 field season is Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at 3 p.m. PST/4 p.m. MST. PLEASE NOTE: There will not be a spring 2012 intake; the next intake will take place in fall 2012.
  3. Funding applications for small grants (less than $10,000) may be submitted throughout the year. However, applications received by Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, will be reviewed at that time; after that date, applications received will be reviewed as they arrive, but are subject to available funding.

For more information about the EIP, contact Rick Allen, Program Manager, Environment, at 1.800.505.8998 or

Over the past 10 years, EIP has provided approximately $4.5 million in funding for environmental conservation, restoration, stewardship and education projects across the Basin.

Photo: CBT’s Environmental Initiatives Program supports terrestrial, aquatic and environmental educational projects, including several that have focused on the health of lakes around the Columbia Basin.


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