Sustainable Forestry Initiative announces opening of annual request for proposals seeking new   partners for conservation and community projects in the US and Canada

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) has announced the opening of its annual request for proposals (RFP) for the SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program.

The program supports SFI’s work to promote sustainable forest management through partnerships with conservation groups contributing to the understanding of critical links between forests and communities across America and Canada.

It also supports community groups working at the intersection of sustainable forestry, responsible procurement and thriving communities.

“SFI is proud to stand with so many partners that lead the way on positively impacting the future of our forests. This new grant cycle allows us to reassert our role as a sustainability leader that is working beyond supply chain assurances to elevate conservation value and foster community engagement,” said Kathy Abusow, president and CEO of SFI Inc.

“We look forward to this round of proposals and how they will contribute to our scientific understanding, long-standing commitment to forest research, and shared quality of life.”

Since 2010, SFI has awarded more than 100 grants to foster conservation and community-building projects across North America. When leveraged with project partner contributions, the combined   investment exceeds $13.2 million.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm EST on Tuesday 10 October 2017.

SFI grants are available to academic institutions, non-profit organisations and indigenous groups.

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