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Community Conservation Grants

Grants to Richland County, South Carolina Nonprofits,
For-Profits, Agencies, and Schools for Conservation Projects

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Richland County Conservation Commission (RCCC)

Deadline Date:

02/05/18 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $20,000 to Richland County, South Carolina nonprofit organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, commercial entities, and community or neighborhood organizations for the conservation of natural resources. Funding may be requested to protect and improve water quality or natural areas; build or enhance trails and develop plans for greenways; plan and implement green infrastructure practices; and develop and implement environmental education programs.

Eligible activities include:
-Build or enhance trails
-Design greenway segments
-Develop and implement environmental education programs
-Protect or improve water quality
-Plan and implement green infrastructure practices
-Restore and protect natural resource corridors

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177545

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are available up to $20,000.

Term of Contract:

Project activities may not begin until grant agreements have been signed in July.

Funding for the same project is limited to two consecutive years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
-Community and neighborhood organizations
-Governmental agencies
-Educational institutions
-Nonprofit organizations
-Commercial entities

Applicant organizations must have been in existence for at least one (1) year to be eligible.

Ineligible activities or expenses:
-Recreational equipment
-Routine maintenance
-Debris removal
-Storm water practices required by state or local laws
-Projects on private property with no public access
-Overhead or indirect costs
-Food, travel, or event expenses

Pre-Application Information:

Community Conservation Grants are an 80% / 20% matching program. Applicants must demonstrate a 20% match for funds received. In-kind services may count toward matching funds; however, rate of pay (i.e. $/hour) must be specified and reasonable for any in-kind personnel costs. Costs incurred will be reimbursed through invoice to RCCC as work is completed and approved. Reimbursements will not be allowed for work completed prior to the signed grant agreement.

The deadline for Receipt of Applications is 5:00 PM, February 5, 2018. This is NOT a postmark deadline.

The Conservation Committee will review and rate each application. Short presentations will be scheduled for March. Committee recommendations are presented to the Richland County Conservation Commission (RCCC) for approval and then submitted to Richland County Council for final approval in the County budget. Recipients will be notified of grant awards in June.

Contact Information:

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

Nancy Stone-Collum

Richland County Conservation Commission
Attn: Nancy Stone-Collum
2020 Hampton Street, Room 3063A
Columbia, SC 29204

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Geographic Focus:

USA: South Carolina: Richland County