The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) is pleased to offer its largest grant program in almost a decade. TLGV’s new Community Enrichment Grant Program will fund projects aimed at conserving, celebrating or enhancing The Last Green Valley’s significant natural and historic resources or promoting economic development such as tourism and outdoor nature-based recreation.

TLGV is a member-supported non-profit charged with stewardship of the unique agricultural, natural, historic and cultural resources of one of the nation’s oldest national heritage corridors, The Last Green Valley.

“As we celebrate 25 years of this amazing national heritage corridor TLGV wanted to create a program that also honors the community partnerships that make this region so unique and special,” Lois Bruinooge, TLGV executive director. “As a nonprofit, we ensure every dollar of our funding becomes multiple dollars of community benefit, and this grant program is a way for TLGV to extend that benefit even further.”

Projects must demonstrate tangible results and lasting benefits to the community and can be related to sustainable agriculture, trails and water trails, accessibility, streetscape improvements, community gardens, tourism, land use planning, light pollution control, open space, wildlife habitat, water quality, farmers markets, Brownfields, forestry, town common enhancements, interpretive materials, historic preservation or other projects that advance the visions and strategies of Vision 2020, the management plan for The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor.

Grants may range from $2,500 – $10,000. Funds will be dispersed on a reimbursement basis and must be matched 1:1 by cash or in-kind contributions. Municipalities schools and non-profit 501(c) organizations are eligible to apply for projects located within The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor.