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River Stewardship

Community Grants

Each year, the Committee solicits projects from each of the ten Wild & Scenic Communities and conservation partners to support river conservation efforts. Projects which may be eligible for funding include, but are not limited to:

How will projects be evaluated?

The Committee considers the following when reviewing eligible projects:


Eligible applicants are highly encouraged to contact Carrie Banks, Wild & Scenic Westfield River Coordinator, at or (413) 579-3015 to discuss your project proposal and current availability of funds in the grant program. Once determined to be eligible, then the proponent will need to submit 2-4 page application describing the project, budget and how it meets the grant guidelines.

Applications for funds may be submitted on a rolling-basis until September 30th, 2017.

Projects are funded based on the availability of funds and contingent on annual funding allocations. Grant funds would be available 4-6 weeks after the applications are submitted. Project funds MUST BE spent by June 30th, 2018.

Community Grant Guidelines and Recently Funded Projects: click here
Grant Application (.pdf)
Grant Application (Word)