Grant Description

The Natural Resources Block Grant (NRBG) is a composite of base grants available to local government units that help them implement programs designed to protect and improve water resources. Wetland Conservation Act (WCA) grant funds are used for local administration of the Wetland Conservation Act.

The formula used to calculate the grant amount is derived from a base amount of county WCA activity. A local 1:1 match is required. The grantee has 120 days from receipt of payment from bWSRto transfer the designated amount to the SWCD.

Policy allows recipients of the Natural Resources Block Grant to “flex” spending of the grant allocation and match across the Local Water Management, Wetland Conservation Act, and Shoreland grants.
 

Reporting Overview

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. The WCA NRBG grant does not require a workplan. Expenses should be reported in eLINK, and a description of how the funds were used should be entered in the Actual Results field, e.g. “Funds used to administer WCA."

eLINK Reporting Requirements

Attribute

Details

Program Policy

NRBG Flex Spending

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

Yes: Annual report submitted to BWSR

Workplan

No

Match Requirement

100%

Activity Details (Practices & Indicators)

No

Mapping

No

Rates & Hours

No

Expenses

Yes

Actual Results

Yes

Payment Schedule

100% Advance Payment

 

Contact

Gwen Steel
Grants and Reporting Specialist