The National Conservation Foundation (NCF), working in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), offers the Diversity Enhancement and Underserved Audience Grant program (aka Diversity Grants) to help state and provincial Envirothon programs expand the diversity of student participation. Mini-grants are awarded for projects that work to provide minority and/or underserved schools and students with exposure to the NCF-Envirothon competition in the areas of forestry, soils/land use, wildlife, aquatic ecology and current environmental issues.
In 2020, the USFS awarded the NCF $21,000 to be utilized by participating U.S. Envirothon programs. For Canadian Diversity Grant projects, the NCF provided $2,000 in funding for one Canadian Provincial project.
12/02/2020 UPDATE: The 2021 cycle of the NCF-Envirothon Diversity Enhancement and Underserved Audience Grant program is now accepting applications! The 2021 Diversity Grant RFP and Application Instructions, online Application and official Budget Form can be downloaded below.
01/15/2021 UPDATE:The deadline for the 2021 NCF-Envirothon Diversity Enhancement and Underserved Audience Grant has been extended until 11:59pm (EST) Friday, January 29, 2021.
NCF-Envirothon Diversity Grant Application and ReportingPLEASE read through the 'RFP and Application Instructions' closely for important information and instructions. 2021 Diversity Grant RFP and Application Instructions
2021 Diversity Grant Application
2021 Diversity Grant Budget Form (fillable pdf)
2020 NCF-Envirothon Awarded Diversity GrantsUnited States- funding provided by the U.S. Forest Service
- Delaware- $4,000.00
- Maryland- $2,000.00
- North Carolina- $4,000.00
- North Dakota- $4,000.00
- South Carolina- $4,000.00
- Texas- $1,000.00
- Virginia- $2,000.00
- Manitoba- $2,000.00
Diversity Grants Awarded By YearNCF- Envirothon- Diversity Enhancement Grant, funded in part by U.S. Forest Service, was pleased to have awarded the following in the past several years.
- 2020- $23,000.00
- 2019- $11,500.00
- 2018- $12,000.00
- 2017- $10,000.00
- 2016- $13,500.00