IDALS is accepting pre-applications for projects that demonstrate strong ties to the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. These projects will focus on adoption and implementation of urban conservation practices that provide nutrient load reductions to water resources in combination with outreach and education components demonstrating how projects will work to support the nonpoint source action items outlined in Section 1 of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy which can be viewed here: http://www.nutrientstrategy.iastate.edu.
Applicants should demonstrate the ability to deliver low-impact development strategies and practices and have established strong partnerships with stakeholders that have or will be contributing significant resources to the project.
Desired outcomes for these projects will include concentrated efforts to demonstrate urban conservation practices paired with strong outreach/education components to disseminate information on these practices. The education and outreach components will promote increased awareness and adoption of available practices and technologies for achieving reductions in nutrient loads to surface waters.
Eligible expenses include: