Grant applications being sought

Starting Oct. 1, the Milford Environmental Protection Initiative will be accepting grant applications for projects with innovative environmental ideas.

Projects the group has supported in the past include a solar collector on top of Foran High School, seeds and tools for Bridges at the Community Gardens, clean-up and monitoring at the Solomon Property, and tree plantings in Eisenhower Park. The group favors projects that involve cooperation among people or organizations, projects that may start small but have a wide ripple effect.
Members of the Milford Environmental Protection Initiative especially welcome applications that include young people, or that feature some type of environmental education.
The initiative raises money locally and recycles those funds back into the community through local projects by local residents.
The grants are typically in the range of $200 to $1,000. Proposals will be accepted through Nov. 30. Awardees will be notified on or before Jan. 15. Anyone who has questions or wants an application may contact Jeanne Cervin at 203-878-1665, or through, or MEPI, P.O. Box 332, Milford, CT 06460.
This is a great opportunity for local clubs and individuals to fund a project they already have in mind or to sit down and come up with an idea that will help the environment.