Paddle Antrim is accepting applications for the Ripple Effect Mini Grant Program. This competitive grant program funds projects that protect waterways and connect people to them. The program focuses on projects related to stewardship, education and increasing accessibility to the lakes and rivers.
“This is a great opportunity for non-profits and governmental entities to expand existing programs or help fund a new initiative,” says Deana Jerdee, executive director. “After awarding over $6,800 in our first year, we are excited to embark on our second year of this bi-annual grant program.”
Grants may be use for water resource stewardship projects such as controlling invasive species, education projects for boaters or the community, and improving public access sites for non-motorized boats. Projects must be focused on the Elk River Chain of Lakes watershed or adjacent watersheds which impact Antrim County. Eligible applicants include Michigan-based non-profit organizations or governmental entities.
Applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Friday November 11, 2016 to be considered in this round. More information can be found online at www.paddleantrim.com/ripple-effect.