Education & Outreach Water Quality Mini Grants
Soil & Water Conservation Districts of MontanaSuggest an update
Grant amount: Up to US $3,000
Deadline: Mar 27, 2020 4:00pm PDT
Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit
Funding uses: Education / Outreach
Location of project: Montana
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SWCDM is pleased to offer mini-grants up to $3,000 to help fund local education and outreach efforts that address nonpoint source water quality issues. Funding for these mini-grants is made available through the Montana Department of Environmental Quality’s federally funded 319 program. Mini-grants are available on an annual basis (opening in February). Funded projects need to occur within a year of being awarded.
The goal of the mini-grant program is to provide support for locally-led education and outreach activities that address nonpoint sources of pollution to Montana’s surface waters. A priority of this program is to promote new educational activities and development or improvement of partnerships. The mini-grant program is not intended to sustain current activities.
All awarded projects shall be reimbursed the awarded amount upon completion of the project and submission of a final report and invoice.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- Eligible applicants include conservation districts, watershed groups, local and county agencies, school districts, etc. that are capable of managing federal funding.
- Proof of current liability insurance is a requirement and needs to be submitted with all applications.
- A 40 % cost share (match) is required for each mini-grant.
- Match must be from non-federal sources and may be in the form of in-kind donations, or state, local, or private cash match.
- Projects must:
- Clearly address nonpoint source pollution
- Have an education and outreach activity that directly addresses identified nonpoint sources of water quality pollution in the local waters
- Priority will be given to:
- New or pilot education and outreach projects
- New entities to the mini-grant program
- Projects implementing a DEQ-accepted Watershed Restoration Plan (WRP).
- Check here for more information about WRPs and areas with accepted WRPs.
- The following activities will not be considered for mini-grant funding:
- Monitoring without an education and outreach component
- Normal website maintenance
- Baseline data collection
- Projects already being covered by Section 319 funding
- Administrative costs in excess of 10% of the requested funding
- Food and beverage costs in excess of 10% of the requested funding
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