Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) is now accepting proposals for SFI Community Grants. Grants are awarded in the range of $5,000 to $10,000 dollars per project. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 1, 2022. The Lead Organization on the project must be one of the following: SFI Implementation Committee (SIC), non-profit, college/university or indigenous community/organization. Local governments would need to partner with a SFI Implementation Committee member in order to apply.
SFI Community Grants will support projects that address one or more of the following priorities:
- Contribute to SIC coordination on SFI 2022 Standard requirements related to Climate Smart Forestry, Fire Resilience and Awareness and Conservation of Biological Diversity, with a focus on demonstrating practices and methodologies that can be replicated.
- Pilot the new SFI Urban and Community Forest Sustainability Standard to further equitable access to community forest benefits, awareness and inclusion of human health and climate benefits.
- Advance uptake of the SFI Small-Scale Forest Management Module for Indigenous Peoples and Families, including the creation of a toolkit to showcase models of implementation.
- Scale the application and use of PLT curriculum, forest literacy and green jobs resources that will enhance our ability to reach underrepresented and rural communities with PLT programming through the SIC network.
- Coordinate with SIC on outreach to the architecture, engineering and construction community regarding benefits of specifying and building with SFI-certified products.
Questions should go directly to Gordy Mouw, Director of SFI Network Relations.