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COLLABORATIVE GRANT PROGRAM

The GI Exchange’s Collaborative Grant Program is a key tool that funds member collaborations, so dedicated resources can be used to solve specific problems. It is designed to fund opportunities to share knowledge that can creatively improve the speed, cost, and/or effectiveness of local GSI programs through collaborative ventures.

The GI Exchange Collaborative Grant Program has had 4 successful rounds thus far and the resulting collaborations have produced a number of valuable resources for GI Exchange members and the water management community at large. These resources are components of the emerging GSI Playbook that the GI Exchange seeks to develop. The more resources that are developed through our member collaborations, the more robust and comprehensive the GSI Playbook will become.

With questions about the Collaboration Grant Program, contact Kasey Armstrong at kasey@giexchange.org.

Please find the resources that were produced through each round of funding below:

ROUND 1

In 2017 the Exchange awarded three grants in Round 1 of our Grant program. $87,000 was awarded to fund the following projects:

Recommendations for GSI Monitoring

Funding and Financing Resource Guide

Recommendations for GSI Modeling

GSI & Public Health:
A National Guide

Click HERE to see details about and access each individual resource.

ROUND 2

In the fourth quarter of 2018, the Exchange awarded three grants, which commenced Round 2 of our Collaborative Grant Program. $87,000 was awarded to fund the following projects:

GSI & Schoolyards: Barriers & Solutions Report

Workforce Development: Program Case Studies and Funding Scan

Netherlands Study Tour

Click HERE to see details about and access each individual resource.

ROUND 3

In the fourth quarter of 2019, the Exchange awarded two new grants, which commenced Round 3 of our grant program. $100,000 was awarded to fund the following new projects:

GSI Details, Specifications, & Policies Library

Equity Framework

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ROUND 4

In the fourth quarter of 2020, the Exchange awarded three grants, which commenced Round 4 of our Collaborative Grant Program. $125,000 was awarded to fund the following projects:

Equity Evaluation & Decision-Making Framework

Asset Management Toolkit Project

Right-sizing Standards Framework Project

Click HERE to see more details about each individual project.

ROUND 5

Round 5 of the Exchange’s Collaborative Grant Program is now open to Exchange member applicants. Please see the detailed Request for Proposal if you’re interested in applying.

There are two proposal forms in this RFP. The first supports member-to-member GSI collaborations. The second supports GSI Community Leader Connections, for those who want to better align their green infrastructure work with grassroots community leaders. In form 2, collaboration with other network members is encouraged but not required.

Below is a summary of key requirements and deadlines. For full details, please view the complete Request for Proposal.

ACTION
DATE
Request for Proposals (RFP) Release
June 1, 2021
Information Call
June 17, 2021 at 12:00 pm ET
Zoom Link
Proposals Due
September 16, 2021 by 3 pm ET
Decisions Announced
October 8, 2021
Grant Completion Date
December 1, 2022

Our heartfelt gratitude to our funders for their support of our mission, which makes our work possible.