Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WDA)
05/13/19 5:00 PM
Grants of up to $20,000 to Wyoming local conservation districts to support watershed planning activities in designated impaired or threatened waters. Funding is intended for projects that address pollutants of concern and demonstrate how BMPs will be used to enhance water quality. This RFP is open to all waters of concern for conservation district; however, water bodies that are on the 303 (d) list of impaired waters will be given preference during the ranking process.
The following criteria shall be considered by the WACD when ranking and recommending water quality grant proposals.
- Listed on Table A (impaired) or Table C (threatened) of Wyoming final approved 303(d) list of impaired waters.
- Projects with implementation measures specifically addressing the pollutant of concern, as identified on the 303(d) list, will receive a higher priority
- Amount of land mass and number of citizens included in the proposal or possibly impacted by failure of the project to be carried out
- Active Watershed Steering Committee providing local leadership for watershed effort and/or BMP implementation identified in locally developed/adopted watershed plan or adopted TMDL with local involvement
- Augmentation or acceleration of existing assessment, planning, and implementation project.
- If monitoring is being conducted as part of the project it is being done under an acceptable Sampling and Analysis Plan and by a trained/qualified individual as per Credible Data statute.
- Demonstrated need for funding or additional funding in order to continue existing work to address impairments
- Project demonstrates ability to meet required match of 30%. If more than 30% match is provided, district must match at that higher level and account for the match in interim and final reports.
- Demonstrate that all project costs are reasonable and justifiable. Quality project proposal budget provided.
- Past WDA Water Quality grant performance, applicant has met contractual obligations and utilized funding within contract period
- Application should specifically describe how BMPs, if any are listed, are helping to reduce the pollutants (reason the waters are listed) of concern.
GrantWatch ID#: 181336
Grant funding is available for up to $20,000 for each project.
Grants may be written for a timeframe longer than the biennium.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.