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Applications for Green Communities grants now open

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Rockwell Collins is currently seeking proposals for its 2018 Green Communities grant program. Launched in 2004, the program helps fund environmental projects in communities where the company operates around the world. Applications will be accepted now through Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, with grant winners being announced on or around Earth Day, April 22, 2018.

To apply for a grant, a non-profit group must be teamed with a Rockwell Collins employee or retiree, and the projects must improve the environmental condition of a community in which Rockwell Collins operates.

Since its inception 14 years ago, the company’s Green Communities grant program has donated more than $975,000 to projects such as restoring rare upland wetlands, re-establishing habitats for endangered species, purifying drinking water and planting community gardens around the world.

The Green Communities grants have had a major impact on a number of groups, including the Winneshiek County Conservation Board in Fort Atkinson, Iowa, and their efforts to help the world’s bee and butterfly populations feed and reproduce. 

“The conservation board is working with our employees to develop land that will become a prairie park for bee pollinators to help them flourish in the area,” said Adriana Johnson, senior community relations specialist for Rockwell Collins. “We are excited to partner with groups like this in the communities where our employees live and work.” 

Grant awards will range from $500 to $2,500. Only projects conducted or sponsored by qualified non-profit organizations or public/government entities are eligible.

A grant review committee will judge project applications based on criteria including:

  • Tangible environmental benefits of the project
  • Sustainability of the project’s benefits
  • Participation in the project by Rockwell Collins employees and/or retirees
  • Completion of the project within the calendar year of the grant award
  • Agreement to participate in publicizing the grant and the completed project.
  • To review the grant guidelines and access the online application, go to: http://www.rockwellcollins.com/greencommunities.

About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a leader in aviation and high-integrity solutions for commercial and military customers around the world. Every day we help pilots safely and reliably navigate to the far corners of the earth; keep warfighters aware and informed in battle; deliver millions of messages for airlines and airports; and help passengers stay connected and comfortable throughout their journey. As experts in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, cabin interiors, information management, mission communications, and simulation and training, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of products and services that can transform our customers’ futures. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.

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