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Youth Mini Grants supporting Youth-Led Conservation Efforts - Alaska (United States)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted March 30, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on April 29, 2021
Alaska Conservation Foundation (ACF) logo
Alaska Conservation Foundation (ACF) logo

Alaska Conservation Foundation (ACF) under its Youth Mini Grant Program is seeking calls for grant proposals to support youth-led projects that address conservation issues in Alaska.

These include climate change, community health, racial and social inequity, and sustainable economies.

The Youth Mini Grant Program aims to empower youth leaders as they invest in their communities, become mentors, and delve into issues of social justice impacting Alaska’s cultures, communities, and well-being.

The Youth Mini-Grant supports youth-led conservation projects in the following areas:
a) Climate Change: The Youth Mini-Grant supports the documentation and application of Indigenous Knowledge, place-based climate-change strategies, or other ways of understanding and addressing climate change in Alaska;
b) Food Security: Biologically diverse local food sources are key to community wellness, connection to the land and water, and fundamental to conservation. The Youth Mini-Grant supports projects related to conservation, harvest, traditional food practices, and sharing of local foods;
c) Community Health and Wellness: Holistic wellness includes cultural, social, mental, and physical health. The Youth Mini-Grant supports work that aims to advance community health of mind, body, and spirit.

Utilize This Offer

Youth ages 15-25 are eligible to apply for grant awards.

All applicants need to be Alaska based, or if attending school elsewhere, have an Alaska focused project.

In order to be eligible for a Youth Mini-Grant, youth applicants must find a fiscal sponsor in the form of one of the following:
• 501(c)3 non-profit organization;
• Federally Recognized Tribe;
• Public School;
• Church;
• Other equivalent organizations.

In addition to a fiscal sponsor, successful applicants will also have an adult mentor/sponsor.

Preference will be given to applications from rural and indigenous youth.

ACF will award grants up to USD$500. If multiple youth plan to collaborate on a project together, a proposal for multiple awards can be considered together.

Next application deadline: April 30, 2021.

For more information, please visit https://alaskaconservation.org/community-resources/grant-opportunities/y...

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 30
Mar 30

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resources section!
Best,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Mar 31
Mar 31

Thanks, Ana.