NEVADA CITY, 2 April 2009 – Micro-Grants of $100-$500 are still available to organizations willing to host a community education event about legacy mining toxins in the Sierra Nevada. Applications will be accepted until funding runs out, and all events must be held in 2009.
The Sierra Fund is offering Micro-Grants as a part of our Mining’s Toxic Legacy Initiative as part of our effort to raise awareness on the ongoing effects of historic mining in the Sierra Nevada. Grant recipients will schedule and promote an event where The Sierra Fund’s community organizer can make a presentation and answer questions. Non-profit organizations including community groups, tribes, and health clinics in the 22 counties of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy are encouraged to apply.
So far, we are pleased to announce two grants awarded:
- Sierra Business Council for event to be held with Sierra College Tahoe-Truckee on April 10, 2009
- Sierra Institute for Community and Environment for event to be held in Quincy on September 25, 2009