We are thrilled to announce that we will be offering the L.L. Bean Club Fostered Stewardship (CFS) Grants for the 13th year in a row!
The CFS Grant Program provides funding to local and regional paddling clubs and organizations that undertake stewardship projects on waterways in their area. The purpose of the program is to encourage paddling clubs to take an active role in protecting and improving the nation's waterways.
CFS grants are available for projects that utilize volunteers in efforts to protect, maintain or restore recreational waterways, to provide for or improve public access, or to enhance safe navigation. Eligible projects include: cleaning up waterways, clearing in-stream safety hazards, maintaining access areas, erecting signs and controlling erosion, establishing and maintaining paddle trails, acquiring threatened access points, and providing sanitary facilities. Grant amounts range from $100-$1,000.
Applications will be available online starting February 2, 2015, so be sure to check back then!
In the meantime, you can learn more about the CFS Grant Program here.