Grant Opportunities

Current Grant Opportunities

2024 Littleton Family Child Care Cohort and Mini Grant

In 2024, ECHO is offering an opportunity for Littleton-based family child care providers to join a professional learning cohort that will take a deep dive into high-quality outdoor play. This opportunity is meant to support and increase nature play and learning for young children and families throughout Littleton. Participants will gain knowledge and skills to help activate their own outdoor learning environment. Cohort members will receive a complementary $1000 mini grant of implementation funding.

Learn more about this opportunity by accessing the application below:

2024 Littleton Family Child Care Cohort and Mini Grant Application

Email your application and supporting documentation to echo@nwf.org by November 17th, 2023.

Past Grant Opportunities

Early Childhood Coach Professional Learning Cohort

Early Childhood Heath Outdoors (ECHO) is not currently accepting applications to join our Early Childhood Coach Professional Learning Cohort. Please check back in the future for upcoming opportunities.

The most recent round of applications closed in March 2023. To learn more about our program and view a sample application, please see the 2023 application and information below:

Family Child Care Professional Learning Cohort

Early Childhood Heath Outdoors (ECHO) is not currently accepting applications to join our Family Child Care Professional Learning Cohort. Please check back in the future for upcoming opportunities.

The most recent round of applications closed in November 2022. To learn more about our program and view a sample application, please see the 2023 application and information below:

Please see the application and information below:

Family Child Care Mini-Grant

Early Childhood Heath Outdoors (ECHO) is not currently accepting applications to receive family child care mini-grants. Please check back in the future for upcoming opportunities.  

The most recent round of applications closed in July 2021. To learn more about our program and view a sample application, please see the 2021 application and information below:

ECHO Site - Seed Grant

Early Childhood Heath Outdoors (ECHO) is not currently accepting applications to receive seed grant funding. Please check back in the future for upcoming opportunities. 

The most recent round of applications closed in March 2021. To learn more about our program and view a sample application, please see the 2021 application and information below:

Nature Smart Libraries Initiative

Early Childhood Heath Outdoors (ECHO) is not currently accepting applications for the Nature Smart Libraries Initiative. Please check back in the future for upcoming opportunities.

The most recent round of applications closed in October 2020. To learn more about our program and view the sample letter of interest, please see the link below:

For questions about ECHO or to learn more, please visit our About page or email echo@nwf.org.

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