Grant Description

This non-competitive CWF grant invests in building the capacity of local soil and water conservation districts. The grant targets four resource concern areas—Soil Erosion, Riparian Zone Management, Water Storage and Treatment, and Excess Nutrients—and supports increased capacity by funding expenses in the following categories: Staffing, Cost Share/Incentives, Technology/Capital Equipment, and Operations. Grantees completed an initial request identifying their funding needs and the connection to their state approved, locally adopted plan.

Reporting Overview

A workplan must be approved before work can begin on this grant. The workplan should be developed in eLINK; please reference the eLINK Guidance Document Creating an SWCD Local Capacity Services Grant Workplan. The workplan will lock upon submittal to BWSR for approval, preventing edits to the approved budget but allowing you to enter expenses and reporting details as work is completed. If you need make revisions to the workplan after it has been approved and locked, please consult with your Board Conservationist.

Grant recipients are required to report on grant outcomes, activities, and accomplishments in eLINK according to the requirements outlined in the grant agreement and policies within BWSR’s Grants Administration Manual.  Clean Water Fund grant agreements stipulate that the grantee must “comply with requirements for project signage.” The logo may be displayed on legacy-funded construction projects; at access points to any land or water resources restored, protected, or enhanced through Legacy funds; or on printed and other materials funded with money from one or more of the funds. The Legacy logo should be prominently displayed on the grantee’s website.

eLINK Reporting Requirements

Attribute

Details

Program Policy

SWCD Conservation Delivery & Capacity Policy

Administered By

BWSR

Application Completed in eLINK

No

Proposed Indicators in Application

No

Grant Agreement Distributed Through eLINK

Yes

Exempt from eLINK Reporting

No

Additional Report Attachment

No

Non-eLINK Reporting Required

No

Workplan

Yes

Match Requirement

FY16: No match required
FY17: If accepting match funds, county match must be documented in eLINK

Activity Details (Practices & Indicators)

No

Mapping

Yes

Rates & Hours

Yes – use this tool in eLINK to calculate Full Time Employees funded through the grant

Expenses

Yes

Actual Results

Yes

Payment Schedule

100% Advance Payment

 

 

Contact

Gwen Steel
Grants and Reporting Specialist