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Clean and Affordable Drinking Water: Growing Advocacy and Organizational Capacity in the Great Lakes

River Network

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $400,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2021–June 30, 2023
  • Location Boulder, CO, United States
  • Geographic Focus Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin

About this grant

River Network is a national organization that provides training to advance organizational effectiveness, and sharpen skills and capacity to address issues like access to clean, safe and affordable drinking water. With prior Mott support, the grantee expanded its technical assistance around drinking water issues and organized partner groups to respond to programmatic challenges and opportunities presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Renewed support will enable the grantee to assist new organizations as they confront affordability and aging infrastructure challenges. The grantee will also provide training to build the capacity of Great Lakes groups around drinking water issues, addressing equity issues, provide consulting, training and mentoring around organizational effectiveness and support robust participation at River Rally, a leading national conference.