NATIONAL FOREST FOUNDATION
2005 WILDERNESS STEWARDSHIP CHALLENGE
GUIDELINES FOR GRANT PROPOSALS
The National Forest Foundation (NFF), chartered by Congress,
engages America in community-based and national programs that promote the
health and public enjoyment of the 192 million acre National Forest System,
and accepts and administers private gifts of funds and land for the benefit
of the National Forests. The NFF funds action-oriented projects that
enhance the viability of natural resources while considering the benefits
to, and the involvement of, surrounding communities. Projects address NFF’s
four programmatic priorities – community-based forest stewardship, watershed
health and restoration, wildlife habitat improvement, and recreation. In
2005, the NFF will accept applications from non-governmental, nonprofit
organizations to accomplish ecosystem restoration-related work in
Congressionally designated Forest Service Wilderness Areas. Community-based
nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, Resource Conservation and Development
Districts, Native American tribes and educational institutions, especially
those with a focus on wilderness areas, are eligible to apply.
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are due March 4, 2005.
to Reduce Alcohol Abuse
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www.ed.gov Application deadline is March 28, 2005.
through School Libraries
(LSL) program promotes comprehensive local strategies to improve student
reading achievement by improving school library services and resources. The
LSL program is one component of the Department's commitment to dramatically
improve student achievement by focusing available resources, including those
of school library media centers, on reading achievement. Only local
education agencies in which at least 20.00 percent of students served are
from families with incomes below the poverty line are eligible to apply.
Eligible counties in southwest Virginia include Lee, Wise, Buchanan,
Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell.
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www.ed.gov Application deadline is March 14, 2005.
Dollar General Literacy Foundation
1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has increased the
functional literacy of adults by providing grants to non-profit
organizations dedicated to the advancement of literacy. The Dollar
General Literacy Foundation accepts proposals from non-profit
literacy providers on an annual basis. The Foundation's next
submission deadline is April 8, 2005. For more information go
The Virginia Mini-Grant
Program supports community-based efforts to strengthen environmental
education and to promote stewardship of Virginia's waterways. These are
intended to be one-time, start-up grants, and preference is given to modest
local projects. Public and private schools (K-12) and nongovernmental,
nonprofit community organizations in Virginia are eligible.
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www.vee.org Applications are due June 15, 2005.
1978, the Acorn Foundation supports projects dedicated to building a
sustainable future for the planet and to restoring a healthy global
environment. The Acorn Foundation is particularly interested in small and
innovative community-based projects which:
Preserve and restore
habitats supporting biological diversity and wildlife;
environmental justice, particularly in low-income and indigenous
Prevent or remedy
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