A community garden and sustainability project in New Orleans, LA.

Building Solutions in the South through Grant Funding

The Southeast Sustainable Communities Fund (SSCF) announces a third round of funding for local communities in the southeastern United States. Grants will be awarded to local partnerships to advance local government policy, plans, or programs that will create equitable and sustainable energy and/or water initiatives. Grants are restricted to the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Applicants do not have to be members of the Southeast Sustainability Directors Network (SSDN); however, grantees are required to work with SSDN in a variety of outreach and educational areas. The 2019 RFP will result in five to seven grants of approximately $75,000 to $150,000 per year for two years (2020 – 2021). Funding for Year Two is contingent on Year One performance.

Learn More

Visit the SSCF webpage:

www.southeastsdn.org

Register for an informational webinar by visiting the webpage above:

3pm EST / 2pm CST on Thursday, April 25, 2019

11am EST / 10am CST on Thursday, May 23, 2019

Contact

Meg Jamison

SSCF Program Manager

meg@southeastsdn.org

2019 KEY DATES

Launch Date of RFP

April 12, 2019

Due Dates for Proposals

A Letter of Intent (LOI) must be submitted by 5pm EST on June 24, 2019.

Shortlist finalists will be notified on July 26, 2019.

Final Applications will be due October 7, 2019.

Public Grant Award Announcements will be made in December 2019.

APPLICATION, BUDGET AND REPORT TEMPLATES

THE 2019 FINAL GRANT APPLICATION PORTAL IS OPEN BY INVITATION ONLY. FINALISTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY JULY 26, 2019.

Download 2019 Final Grant Application Template

Download 2019 Final Grant Budget Template

The Kendeda Fund logo

The Southeast Sustainable Communities Fund (SSCF) is a partnership between The Kendeda Fund and the Southeast Sustainability Directors Network (SSDN).

The Kendeda Fund supports the dignity of individuals and the sustainability of communities through investments in transformative leaders and ideas. SSDN is a membership network of sustainability officials representing nearly 60 local government officials in the Southeastern U.S. SSDN members share ideas and collaborate to accelerate the adoption of sustainable best practices across the region. SSDN’s mission is to build capacity for community sustainability in the Southeast.