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AHA improves the health and well-being of Wake County residents by facilitating and supporting community initiatives.

Sustainable Ag Grant RFP

Wells Fargo and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) seek to promote sustainable communities through Environmental Solutions for Communities by supporting highly-visible projects that link economic development and community well-being to the stewardship and health of the environment. Approximately $2,460,000 is available nationwide for 2016 projects.

Collectively, investments under this initiative will promote a sustainable future for communities by:
  • Supporting sustainable agricultural practices and private lands stewardship;
  • Conserving critical land and water resources and improving local water quality;
  • Restoring and managing natural habitat, species and ecosystems that are important to community livelihoods;
  • Facilitating investments in green infrastructure, renewable energy and energy efficiency; and
  • Encouraging broad-based citizen and targeted youth participation in project implementation.

Strong preference will be given to applications supporting funding priorities certain regions and states, with a particular emphasis on projects undertaken in the urban areas; the Raleigh area is included.

Proposals are due Dec. 10 and funding ranges from $25,000-$100,000 for the Raleigh area. Awards will be announced in June. Complete details and the application are online. Governments, nonprofits and educational institutions re eligible to apply.

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