Grants-in-Aid for Voluntary Agencies by NAEB

In tune with the philosophy of eliciting and nurturing people’s participation, the National Afforestation & Eco-development Board (NAEB) provides financial assistance. The beneficiaries under the programme should preferably be chosen in consultation with the Village Panchayat/ Gram Sabha/ JFMC/ Local Body concerned.

Financial assistance to NGOs/Voluntary Agencies (VAs) for afforestation, tree planting and eco- development activities under a Central Sector (100%) Grants-in-Aid scheme.

Assistance for nursery costs will be limited to Rs.1.40 per surviving seedling including 20% extra seedlings for casualty replacement

Assistance for planting and maintenance over a period of 3 years will not exceed Rs.9,120 per hectare.

Assistance towards the administrative costs of the project essential will not exceed 10% of the nursery, planting and soil and moisture conservation costs admissible.

Registered Non-profit Organisations; Registered Societies, Cooperatives, Companies or Trusts; and, Recognised Schools, Colleges, and Universities.

It should have the facilities, resources, experience and personnel for successful implementation of the proposed project.

The project proposal should be submitted in prescribed format directly to the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests of the concerned State Government/ UT Administration.

The consideration of the proposal for sanction and quantum of grant for financial assistance will depend upon the strength of the proposal, its’ pre-appraisal, capability of the Agency, regional distribution and the priority assigned to the proposal by State Forest Department and the Board.