Yarmouth Port, MA - Grant applications for 2021 projects are being accepted through January 20. Proposals must meet specific criteria and fit within at least one of seven funding themes that include Environmental Education, Environmental Stewardship, Food and Culture, Infrastructure for Community Livability, Sense of Place. To be considered for CARE for the Cape and Islands funding you must be a 501c3 and your project must directly affect visitors’ experiences. Previous grants have been awarded for projects throughout Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket typically range from $1,000-$2,000. For example, a 2020 grant helped with the development of the new Deaf Heritage Tour to commemorate the birthplace of American Sign Language on Martha’s Vineyard and an interactive display promoting environmental stewardship at the Chatham Shark Center. CARE has also awarded grants providing education about native food and pollinators, permanent historical art exhibits, and to area nonprofits for water bottle filling stations to help reduce the use of single use plastic bottles. A complete description of the grant criteria and information on previously funded projects may be found on CARE’s website, https://careforthecapeandislands.org/project-criteria/. Applications will be accepted through January 20, 2021, and selected projects will be announced in February 2021. CARE for the Cape and Islands was founded in 2012 “To Create A Responsible Environment” by connecting visitors, residents, businesses and organizations with educational and stewardship opportunities that support the long-term sustainability of the region. Through contributions of “time, talent and treasure” and mindful actions, this beautiful place will be preserved for future generations. For more information about partnership opportunities and grant applications, visit careforthecapeandislands.org.