Rockwell Collins seeking Green Communities Grant proposals
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Rockwell Collins is currently seeking proposals for its 2010 Green Communities Grant Program. Launched five years ago, the program helps fund environmental projects in communities where the company operates. Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2010, with grant winners being announced in conjunction with activities on or around Earth Day, April 22, 2010.
To apply for a grant, an individual or nonprofit group must be teamed with a Rockwell Collins employee or retiree and the projects must improve the environmental condition of the community. In addition to traditional conservation and restoration projects, the Green Communities program will also emphasize the rebuilding of communities through restoring environmental habitats that have been damaged by natural disasters.
“Green Communities provides employees with a unique opportunity to be engaged with the environment and to make a difference in the places where they live,” said Rockwell Collins Community Relations Manager Cindy Dietz. “We’ve awarded 216 Green Communities grants since starting the program in 2004. That’s a pretty good measure of the program’s popularity and also an indication that these provide true benefit for participating organizations.”
Grant awards will range from $500 to $2,500. Only projects conducted or sponsored by qualified non-profit organizations or public/government entities are eligible.
A grant review committee will judge project applications based on criteria including:
* Tangible environmental benefits of the project
* Sustainability of the project benefits
* Participation in the project by Rockwell Collins employees and/or retirees
* Completion of the project within the calendar year of the grant award
* Agreement to participate in publicizing the grant and the completed project
To download a copy of the grant guidelines and application, go to
A list of 2009 Rockwell Collins Green Community grant recipients is available at http://www.rockwellcollins.com/news/page11786.html
A photo of a Green Communities project is available at the following link: http://www.rockwellcollins.com/content/images/img_11357.jpg
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