P4P Grant Application: Round 19

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Applications are to: 

Create or improve collaborative partnerships between a local government sustainability and/or water department(s), frontline community group(s), and place-based funder(s).

Advance Equitable Climate Action (ECA) and/or Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) projects that addresses frontline community priorities.

Apply a racial equity approach to both the collaboration and the project planning / implementation.

To be eligible, all applications must comply with each of the following requirements:

A one-to-one cash match has been identified
•  A one-to-one funding match from at least one place-based funder is required. Place-based funders must provide evidence of a one-to-one match, by including either: (1) a signed grant letter or grant agreement; or (2) a signed letter showing a strong intention to approve the matching grant within three months, should Partners for Places approve the application for funding. If proposing a two-year project, ensure the letter provides a commitment for both years of the project. 
•  In-kind support will not be counted toward the one-to-one cash match. The local match may not be provided by a national funder that currently invests in Partners for Places.

There are no open grants with Partners for Places
•  Proposing teams that currently have an open Partners for Places award are not eligible to apply to this call for applications. Only one application per grant cycle has been submitted by each collaborative partnership.
•  Partners for Places supports planning and implementation processes that all partners consider important in advancing ECA and/or GSI in their communities.

Projects must be undertaken through a collaborative partnership between a local government sustainability or water director, frontline community group, and place-based funder. Any of these partners may apply on behalf of the project team.

The application is submitted by one of the partners and a grant recipient has been identified.
•  A 501c3 non-profit must be identified as the grant recipient, willing to accept and manage grant funds on behalf of the partners post-award. This can be a fiscal sponsor, a place-based foundation, or a non-profit organization. In most cases, one of the partners is already equipped for this role.

Available Funding 
Applicants can apply for one of the following:
•  One-year grants for $25,000-$75,000
•  Two-year grants for $75,000-$150,000. 

Two-year projects are strongly encouraged, to allow time for partnership building. Hiring an expert to facilitate the integration of equity principles into the partnership’s processes must be included in the budget. 

The budget should also be flexible enough to able to accommodate more facilitation if that need becomes evident, to ensure that a solid base of trust is established. 


February 23, 2022: Invitation to Apply is released

April 13, 2022, by 11:59 pm ET: Applications due

July 12, 2022: Awards announced 


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You will complete this section for each partner.  At the end of this section, choose "Add Another Partner Organization" to add information about another partner. 

Because trust is so easily lost when partners leave, applicants are encouraged to have more than one person committed to the project work from each of the three partner organizations.

Partner Information

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If selected as a grantee, the organization may be featured on the TFN website and/or marketing materials (email newsletters, social media posts, etc.) 

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Please click "Add Another Partner Organization" to add information about other applicants.




Partners for Places awards are primarily based on compiled and averaged points awarded to each application. For that reason, this application form asks applicants to thoroughly address each score criteria by briefly answering each prompt below.  The scoring criteria are given in italics, and prompts are given in bold. 


Budgets are strongly encouraged to have some flexibility built into them, so they can support any additional trust building facilitation that may be needed once the work kicks off.