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L.L.Bean - CFS Grant Application

Since 2002, the ACA has partnered with L.L.Bean to provide the Club Fostered Stewardship (CFS) Grant Program to local paddling clubs and watershed organizations who are working to protect and preserve our nation’s waterways. The L.L.Bean CFS Grant Program has officially funded over 160 projects across the country. 


By inspiring people to explore outdoors with quality products and demonstrating a corporate commitment to a sustainable future, L.L.Bean upholds the values and environmental commitments that are reflected in the paddling community. The ACA is proud to have L.L.Bean as a partner and to continue the legacy of fostering future generations of waterway stewards, as we have for over 130 years.


The 2020 CFS Grant Application period is now open!


The deadline for the CFS Grant applications is 11:59pm (EST), March 4, 2020.

  • Download the CFS Application Submission form (Word)
  • Download the CFS Application Submission directions (PDF

After reading and following the directions you may upload your submission to the form below:


Please make sure that the application you upload has met all of the requirements as outlined on the CFS Application Submission document. For example: a 1 page Project Summary, 2 page Project Narrative, Social media promotion plan, uploaded in a Word document, etc

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