BWSR offers a suite of program & operations grants to each Soil and Water Conservation District with funds for the general administration and operation of the district or to provide cost-share funds for landowner conservation projects. The grants are intended to provide districts a certain degree of funding stability. The following is a partial list of how Soil and Water Conservation Districts use BWSR grants: 

  • Pay for the costs of employing staff
  • Rental of office space
  • Automobile operating expenses
  • Postage and utilities
  • Supervisors' compensation and expenses

Eligibility

To be eligible, SWCDs must provide an approved: 

  • Annual Plan
  • Comprehensive Plan
  • Annual Report (includes financial statement)

Current SWCD Grant Programs

SWCDs may be eligible for additional grants through the Clean Water Fund, DRAP, or other programs.

Allocations

Contact

Nicole Clapp
Grants Coordinator