Connecting Communities to Rivers Grant Program

NF Flathead River ducky and raft_Fiebig

Today American Rivers announced the creation of a new grant program to benefit rivers and the communities served by them throughout the Intermountain West. The Connecting Communities to Rivers grant program will provide financial support for projects that connect communities in the Intermountain West to their rivers by improving family-friendly recreational opportunities and protecting and restoring rivers and surrounding lands.

People across the Intermountain West have a strong historical commitment to the open spaces and river sanctuaries surrounding their communities. The Connecting Communities to Rivers grant program will help to support the stewardship, connection and preservation of our cherished hometown rivers and natural landscapes.

Grants will range from $5,000 to $25,000 and will be awarded to action-oriented projects that connect people to their rivers through recreation; establish a strong sense of river and land stewardship; and have clear and identifiable community, recreation, conservation, and economic benefits. Projects must be located in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico or Wyoming. Additional information, including the grant application, is available online at

Proposals must be received by December 1, 2015. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to participate in an informational webinar on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 from 10-11 a.m. Mountain Time via the Internet or phone. Find details about the webinar at


Photo Credit: Mike Fiebig, North Fork Flathead River, MT

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