2013 SFI Grant Program RFP

Deadline: March 18, 2013

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) Inc. announces the 2013 Request for Proposals (RFP) for the SFI® Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program. In 2013, SFI will award over $250,000 for projects supporting sustainable forestry, bringing total 2013 investments to $400,000 with previously awarded multi-year research grants.

The SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program supports collaborative projects between non-profit organizations, SFI program participants and other stakeholders which support SFI objectives. Since 2010, SFI has awarded 33 grants for a total of over $1.32 million. Further, these funds are leveraged with other project partner contributions, for a total of just over $4.8 million in investments in these projects.

In opening its 2013 Request for Proposals (RFP) today, SFI Inc. invites applications for conservation research projects that explain or inform the role of sustainable forestry in the following 2013 grant categories: Working Forests; Water; Carbon and Bioenergy; Capacity Building; and Wildlife and Biodiversity.

In addition to the conservation research grants, SFI will award five to seven community grants in amounts up to $5,000 to support youth education in forestry, green building, and advancing management and awareness of culturally important land. Past community grants included support for the Lauderdale County Habitat for Humanity to build a home using SFI-certified products and certified to the ANSI National Green Building Standard, as well as support for the National 4-H Forestry Invitational showing youth how forests grow, the role forests play in their lives, and how forests are managed to provide multiple benefits.

Click here to get the complete 2013 RFP and the latest information about the SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant program. The deadline for this year’s grant applications is Monday, March 18, 2013.