Pre-Application Deadline Approaching for SMP Mini-Grant Funding!

The South Mountain Partnership Mini-Grant Program is designed to catalyze on-the-ground projects that sustain South Mountain’s sense of place through the protection and promotion of the natural, cultural, and recreational assets of the region.

The Program provides funding, on a competitive basis, to projects that sustain the South Mountain landscape’s sense of place by protecting and promoting the region’s Landscape Resources.

The South Mountain Partnership Mini-Grant Program was developed in 2009 and is administered by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Financial support is provided by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources through the Environmental Stewardship Fund. To date, more than $500,000 in grants have been awarded through 69 grants, with more than $1 million in matching funds leveraged by the grantees – a return of more than double.


The pre-application stage opens on the first Monday of April (April 4th, 2022). Pre-applications are due on the last Friday of May (May 27, 2022).

In 2022, Applications will now be accepted digitally via Google Forms.

1.) First, download the Mini-Grant Packet to learn about the program, eligibility, and FAQs.

2.) When you are ready, submit your pre-application through Google Forms.


Learn more about the program, browse past recipients and more here: