The Environmental Initiatives Program (EIP) provides support to community-initiated and
-supported projects that aim to reduce the impacts humans have on local and regional ecosystems. Part of the program intent is to encourage education and awareness for all generations about Basin ecosystems and associated human interactions. EIP has provided over $5 million in funding over the past 11 years for environmental conservation, restoration, stewardship and education projects across the Basin. CBT staff are available to provide some degree of assistance to proponents during the project/proposal development stage of EIP applications. There may also be a limited opportunity to access specific technical assistance. Please contact Rick Allen for more information or call 1.800.505.8998.
Who Can Apply:Applicants must be a community organization, society or business within the CBT area. (See the Columbia Basin map for the boundaries of the CBT area.) CBT does not enter into agreements with individuals.
How To Apply:To access fillable forms in Portable Document Format (PDF), you will require an Adobe Reader version 8 or higher installed on your computer (PC or Mac). If you do not have the required software, it is available for free download from the Adobe website.
Deadline For Applications: Small Grants (less than $10,000): May be submitted throughout the year and will be reviewed pending available funding. It is important that you check funding availability with CBT prior to filling out this application.
Large Grants ($10,000 to $50,000): The next application deadline will be fall 2013.