Want to Start a Groundwork Trust in Your Community?
In August 2017, National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program and Groundwork USA selected Mobile, Alabama, as a new community for the Groundwork program.
The community is currently working with Groundwork USA to complete their feasibility study, a six-month process to assess how a local Groundwork Trust would be established and sustained over time.
Funding is now in place to select a new community for the Groundwork Program. The selected community will be eligible for up to $200,000 in funding and technical assistance from the National Park Service, US Environmental Protection Agency, and Groundwork USA to plan, establish, and build the capacity of a Groundwork Trust organization in their community.
Groundwork USA is now accepting Letters of Interest from communities wishing to begin the process of applying for Groundwork USA program funding and technical assistance and to join the Groundwork Network. For complete details on the application and selection process, including eligibility requirements, submission details, and evaluation criteria, download the Call for Letters of Interest.
Letters of Interest must be received by Groundwork USA by April 30, 2018.
To learn more about the Groundwork model and application process for starting a new Groundwork Trust in your community, join us for an informational webinar on February 27, 2018.
You can also view a webinar recorded December 16, 2016 to learn more about the Groundwork model and the application process (NOTE: the dates and timeline in this video reference the previous solicitation for new Groundwork Trusts. For the current timeline, refer to the 2018 Call for Letters of Interest.)
View the slides from the December 13, 2016 webinar:
If you have questions about the application process, please contact Stacey Moran , Program, Policy and Resource Manager at Groundwork USA (email@example.com).