Grant Description

Watershed Conservation Planning Initiative (WCPI) grants support and fund dedicated watershed conservation planning assistance in selected HUC8 watersheds to increase landowner readiness to implement conservation practices.

Reporting Overview

The WCPI program is subject to the requirements outlined in the grant agreement, Clean Water Fund Policy, and the policies within BWSR’s Grants Administration Manual. Funding is provided through the Clean Water Fund, making these grants subject to all Clean Water Fund reporting requirements, including use of the Legacy logo where applicable and practicable.

An approved workplan is required before the grant agreement can be executed and work can begin. The workplan must include an FTE estimate (required for all Clean Water Fund grants). Annual milestones should be established in the Activity Description in eLINK as part of the workplan.

Grantees must report expenditures and Actual Results in eLINK at six (6) month intervals (June 15th and December 15th reporting deadlines; the December 15th report fulfills the annual reporting requirement in lieu of a February 1st report). In addition to eLINK reporting, grantees will need to complete and upload into eLINK “Attachment I: Conservation Planning Worksheet” when submitting each progress report. Please refer to the “Host SWCD Grant Management Information” guidance document for more information.

eLINK Reporting Requirements

Attribute

Details

Type

Clean Water Fund – Subject to all CWF requirements, including use of the Legacy logo.

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

Yes

Non-eLINK Reporting Required

Detailed expenditure worksheet may be required to request additional (amended) funds.

Workplan

Yes

Match Requirement

None

Activity Details (Practices & Indicators)

No

Mapping

No

Rates & Hours

Yes (as funds will be used for staff time)

Expenses

Yes

Actual Results

Yes

Payment Schedule

100% Advance Payment

 

Contact

Gwen Steel
Grants and Reporting Specialist