The River Friendly Living grant program is made possible by businesses that support a healthy Verde River. The grants offer funding for conservation, restoration, and education projects that help preserve, restore, or enhance the Verde River and its tributaries.
This year, project proposals will be accepted from public land managers, local municipalities, community organizations, and non-profit organizations. Next year (FY23), individual home owners, and businesses will be able to apply as well. Once proposals are received, our advisory council of participating businesses review the projects based on impact, and available funding. All funded projects are to be completed within a 12-month period. River Friendly Living projects address one or more of the following areas of focus: Sustainable Water Supply, Clean Water, Healthy Habitat, and/or Connected Communities.
Request For Proposals 2022 Grants
The 2022 granting cycle will open on August 1, 2021. Please provide the information listed in the FY22 Grant Proposal Document, AND the FY22 Grant Budget Template to be considered for funding.
Application due: October 1, 2021
Grant awards announced mid November 2021
Awards distributed early January 2022