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.  All counties are required to pass ordinances regulating SSTS countywide.

The BWSR SSTS funds are for rural landowners with an income below 300 percent of the federal poverty guidelines for the applicable family size. A grant award to a landowner shall not exceed the lesser of $5,000 or 35 percent of the cost of replacing the failed or failing septic system. The issuance of a loan for the purpose of replacing a failed septic system does not preclude a rural landowner from obtaining a grant using these funds or vice versa. The funds may be used together with other SSTS Upgrade grant funds for the same septic system replacement as long as criteria for both grant funds are met.

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 SSTS 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 SSTS program.”  The full amount of this grant is typically paid to the grantee upon execution of the NRBG grant agreement or, in the case of the second year of a biennial grant agreement, will be paid after July 1 of the second fiscal year. However, program timing for SSTS grants may necessitate that they are issued on a separate grant agreement from other NRBG programs, and/or they may require annual grant agreements.

eLINK Reporting Requirements

Attribute

Details

Program 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

Yes

Non-eLINK Reporting Required

No

Workplan

No

Match Requirement

No match required

Activity Details (Practices & Indicators)

No

Mapping

No

Rates & Hours

No

Expenses

Yes

Actual Results

Yes

Payment Schedule

100% Advance Payment