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



Program Policy

SWCD Conservation Delivery & Capacity Policy

Administered By


Funding Request Completed in eLINK


Proposed Indicators in Funding Request


Exempt from eLINK Reporting


Additional Report Attachment


Non-eLINK Reporting Required


Work Plan Required


Match Requirement

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

If using Capacity funds for projects or practices, follow State Cost-Share Policy. Reference the policy for project-specific requirements for non-state share.

Activity Details (Practices & Indicators)




Rates & Hours

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

Payment Schedule

100% Advance Payment