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Westport's Green Task Force Announces Innovations Micro Grant Program

The town of Westport and the Green Task Force will be awarding $1,000 to select micro-grant proposals.
The town of Westport and the Green Task Force will be awarding $1,000 to select micro-grant proposals. Photo Credit: File

WESTPORT, Conn. -- The Town of Westport, under the direction of the Green Task Force, will award a total of $1,000 to select micro-grant proposals for projects designed to further sustainability in the town.

The money is part of a Community Innovations Grant from Clean Energy Finance Investment Authority (CEFIA) that the Green Task Force received several years ago.

For the purposes of this grant, sustainability is defined as the intersection of what reasonable people would consider economically responsible, environmentally sound and socially just. In essence, “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Project concepts can address solid waste, water resources, energy use, fuel efficiency, fossil fuel emissions, pollution abatement, or any other area(s) the proposer believes will generate positive, sustainable outcomes. Creativity is encouraged.

The scope of a proposed project need not be limited to the money available, nor request the full $1,000 available; however, the money requested should contribute to meaningful and defined outcomes. All submissions will be judged by members of the Westport Green Task Force.

Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of original thought, feasibility, the potential impact on community sustainability, and the proposal's ability to leverage limited funds into meaningful outcomes. Grant dollars may be divided among multiple entrants.

Should potential proposers have questions, they should be submitted via email to gtf@westportct.gov by noon Dec. 11. Responses to all questions will be posted to the Green Task Force's webpage on the Town of Westport's website no later than noon Dec. 18.

Proposals should be no more than three pages and submitted via email to gtf@westportct.gov as a single PDF file no later than noon Jan. 12. Grant awards will be announced on or before Jan. 26.

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