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Water Quality Grant Program

Grants to Wyoming Conservation Districts to
Improve Impaired and Threatened Watersheds

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WDA)

Deadline Date:

11/02/18 5:00 PM

Description:

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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.

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. (Local cash or in-kind contributions qualify as match, as well as, federal grant funds such as 205j or 319. Other state WDA funds cannot be used as match)
- Demonstrate that all project costs are reasonable and justifiable. Quality project proposal budget provided. Hourly rates for in-kind volunteer/professional level services shall be based on available rates for the State of Wyoming as provided at https://www.independentsector.org/volunteer_time
- 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#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181336

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$281,455

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant funding is available for up to $20,000 for each project.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are made to local conservation districts.

Applicants can apply for more than one project.

This RFP is open for listed and non-listed waters issues, but preference will be applied towards projects addressing impaired/threatened waters that are on the 303 (d) list.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: Friday, November 2nd at 5:00 PM

Projects must have 30% match which can be cash or in-kind. Federal funds such as 319 grant funds can also be used as match. Please Note: If your project is approved and funded, the in-kind/match being claimed in your application is what must be provided for your project. You can claim a greater in-kind/match, but must meet what is shown in the contract coming out of the application.

Successful applicants will be notified after the proposals are reviewed and approved by both the WACD and BOA. A WDA contract must be signed and approved before the implementation of the project.

Please note that it may take up to four months to process contracts for awarded projects. No WDA funds may be spent until all signatures have been executed and all required approvals have been granted. WDA project funds may not be used to pay for activities performed prior to the execution of the contract.

Contact Information:

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

Email an electronic copy of your application to both the addresses below:
Kelly Brown, WACD
kelly.brown@conservewy.com

Justin Caudill, WDA
justin.caudill@wyo.gov

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Wyoming