Worksite UV protection grants available from SD DOH

The South Dakota Department of Health’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Program recently announced a funding opportunity to support work sites in implementing a work site UV protection policy. Research shows that creating a work site environment that supports UV protection provides many benefits to both employees and employers. All South Dakota work sites whose employee base includes outdoor workers are eligible to apply for funding. Up to three eligible projects will be awarded up to $1,000 each. The application deadline is April 25. Learn more

Paddle Nation grants open

Applications are being accepted for the Paddle Nation grant program, a unique funding opportunity sponsored by The Outdoor Foundation to give organizations the resources and funding needed to bring their creative paddle projects to life. Projects should reinforce the idea that recreational paddling is one of the most accessible and impactful ways in which young Americans are introduced to the outdoors. The grant is open to non-profits and will be awarded in amounts of up to $5,000. The application deadline is April 13. Read more…

SDPRA award nominations are open year-round

The association’s annual awards to recognize greatness take place in the fall, but you know someone doing something amazing now. We want to hear about it! We accept nominations throughout the year, so get in the habit of filling out a nomination form while it’s fresh in your mind. The guidelines have recently changed, opening eligibility up to even more or our members. Make a nomination

North Face Explore Fund grants open

The North Face Explore Fund grant is now accepting applications for nonprofits working in innovative ways to increase outdoor participation, accessibility, and protection of the environment. Since 2010, The North Face Explore Fund has provided up to $500k annually to support these programs. Learn more about the criteria and apply online. The application deadline is April 5.

Meet Me at the Park play spaces grants now available

For the second year, NRPA and The Walt Disney Co. are coming together to invest in innovative play spaces and promote healthy living with the goal to provide one million kids and families with greater access to play. Park and recreation agencies in all 50 states, including the District of Columbia and US territories, are invited to share their best ideas on increasing access to play spaces for children and families. Agencies with the most innovative and impactful project ideas will receive $30,000 grants to implement their projects. Applications are due March 1. Read more…