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Non-Profits, Educators, Faith-Based Organizations: Apply Today for the   Community Air Micro Grants

The City of Fort Collins Natural Resources Department is pleased to announce a new pilot micro-grant program for 2011: the COMMUNITY AIR (CAIR) Micro-grant program. Grants are available to Fort Collins' non-profit organizations for projects that improve air quality or raise awareness about air pollution. Grant amounts will range from $500 to $2,000 and projects must be completed by the end of 2011.

Who's Eligible

  • Non-profit organizations
  • Home Owners Associations
  • Teachers or principals
  • Faith-based communities

Who's Not Eligible

  • For-profit businesses
  • Government organizations
  • Political Action Committees

What's Eligible

  • Green cleaning, home-made cleaning products, low VOC products expo
  • Neighborhood radon test campaign
  • Implement a "Thank you for Not Idling" campaign
  • Green yard maintenance initiative (shared tool bay for electric or hand-powered tools, etc.)
  • Start a community garden (reduces trips to grocery store)
  • Distribute household spruce-up kits (CFL's, clotheslines, etc.)
  • Develop and stage a school/neighborhood play or video on the need for air and/or climate protection
  • Bus or bike rider mentor program (escort students/new riders on bus or bike rides)
  • Engage Spanish-speaking citizens to translate air quality materials into Spanish and distribute to Latino neighborhoods
  • Develop a low carbon/local food cookbook and distribute
  • Set up neighborhood/school composting facility
  • Support car-sharing opportunities
  • Conduct tree-planting in neighborhoods, schools, churches
  • Enhanced recycling opportunities in multi-family residences
  • Implement a campaign to increase the number of sign-ups for the "EnviroFlash" air quality notification system

How To Submit a Proposal
Download the CAIR grant application form (DOC) .

Questions? Please contact us at 970-221-6600 or visit the CAIR webpage: http://www.fcgov.com/cleanair/