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Grants to Ohio Nonprofits and Agencies for Water Resource
Conservation and Flood Reduction in Eligible Areas

Agency Type:

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Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD)

Deadline Date:

09/01/20 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Ohio nonprofit organizations and government agencies for programs that address conservation, water quality, and flood reduction and mitigation in eligible regions. Funding is intended for engineering, labor, equipment and supplies, and land acquisition within the Muskingum Watershed. The service area covers all or portions of 18 counties, including Ashland, Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Guernsey, Holmes, Harrison, Knox, Licking, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Richland, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas, Wayne, and Washington Counties.

This competitive grant program provides assistance to local communities, agencies and groups involved in projects and programs that support the conservation and flood control aspects of the agency’s mission as outlined in the Amendment to the Official Plan of the MWCD.

Eligible costs include design and engineering, project- or program-specific labor, special service contracts, equipment rental, materials and supplies, and land acquisition if for conservation and/or flood control purposes. 

Proposals will be reviewed and recommended for funding based upon the following criteria:

  • The extent to which the proposal promotes or supports the conservation and flood control aspects of the mission of the MWCD.
  • The need for, and benefits of, the project or program
  • Project or program design
  • Level of partnership development and local support
  • Past project or program experience
  • Sustainability of the project or program
  • Planning process
  • Level of matching funds or in-kind services
  • If acquiring land, the extent to which the purchase would meet the goals of a watershed action plan, a riparian corridor-wide acquisition program, etc.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148686

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Political subdivisions of the state, IRS Section 501 groups, and other organizations involved in programs or projects related to watershed management and water quality improvements in the Muskingum River watershed are eligible for potential assistance through this program.

Projects with a focus on recreation are not eligible for funding through PWM.

Agency or group staff costs are not reimbursable.

Pre-Application Information:

Drafts may be submitted either by mail or electronically by August 1, 2020 for an initial review.

Applications are due by 5:00 PM on September 1, 2020.

The Project Assistance Program provides up to 100% reimbursement of project costs. However, an applicant’s
provision of matching funds or in-kind services will be considered favorably in the review process. Ideally, PWM funds will be used to leverage greater amounts of funds from other sources.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please submit all application materials and direct all inquiries to:

Lynn Gilland, Administrative Specialist
Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District
2050 Reiser Ave SE
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
(330) 556-4817
lgilland@mwcd.org

For questions, contact:
MWCD Engineering Department
330-556-4817

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio: Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, including parts or all of Ashland, Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Guernsey, Holmes, Harrison, Knox, Licking, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Richland, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas, Wayne, and Washington Counties

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