2018 Special Opportunity Grants

2018 Special Opportunity Grants

Flint Neighborhoods United

Amount: $5000

Project Title: Flint Youth Water Testing Program

Project Description: Flint Neighborhoods United will use grant funds to cover volunteer educator stipends for filter education for the Flint Youth Water Testing Program.

Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve

Amount: $300

Project Title: Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve Support for River Rally

Project Description: Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve staff will attending River Rally to learn more gain tools to help preserve their watershed through the wild and scenic designation.

Genesee County Hispanic/Latino Collaborative

Amount: $3500

Project Title: Genesee County Hispanic/Latino Collaborative Special Opportunity Grant

Project Description: Genesee County Hispanic/Latino Collaborative will use fund to cover operational support to continue to provide water for Flint residents.

Freshwater Future

Amount: $2418.59

Project Title: Flight Support for Great Lakes Days and Women In Leadership Conference

Project Description: Freshwater Future provided scholarships to cover the costs of flights for the attendees of both Great Lakes Days and the Women’s Leadership Conference.

Water is Life

Amount: $500

Project Title: Water is Life Festival

Project Description: Funding will support Water is Life’s Festival on September 1, 2018 to both raise awareness and provide an opportunity for citizens to learn about threats to the Great lakes waters and what they can do to help.

Grosse Ile Nature & Land Conservancy

Amount: $500

Project Title: Informing Grosse Ile Residents about Coal Tar Ban

Project Description: Grant funds awarded to help cover expenses associated with mailing a postcard to residents. The goal is to inform residents that Grosse Ile Township imposed a ban on the use of coal tar as a pavement sealant and to outline the penalties and alternatives to protect their water and health.

Flint Development Center

Amount: $2500

Project Title: Transportation Support for Flint Youth Water Testing

National Wildlife Federation

Amount: $1450

Project Title: Women In Conservation Sponsorship

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