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$5,000 Watershed Mini-Grants available from Kentucky Division of Water

Application deadline Sept. 30

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 30, 2016) — The Kentucky Division of Water is accepting applications for Watershed Mini-Grants through Sept. 30. Under this year’s mini-grant program, $35,000 in grant funds is available, divided into seven $5,000 mini-grants awarded to each of the seven major river basins. Mini-grants will fund local educational, outreach and organizational activities to improve water quality issues in the basins and build local capacity.

Applicants must provide a minimum of 20 percent of local in-kind or cash matching funds. Applications will be reviewed by a panel at the Division of Water and ranked per established criteria.

 The application should:

  • Clearly define the description of the nonpoint source water quality issue or issues that will be addressed in the project.
  • Include an education and outreach activity that addresses the identified nonpoint source pollution or water quality issues.
  • Address how the project fits into larger watershed efforts in the area.
  • Describe the role of collaborating partners in the project.
  • Indicate how the applicant will satisfy the match requirement.

Other considerations:

  • Does the project clearly define goals, objectives, tasks and outcomes?
  • Does the project have potential to lead to future water quality improvement projects?
  • Does the project contain a complete budget?
  • Is the application well written/concise?

Applications will not be considered that request funding for:

  • Monitoring without an education and outreach component.
  • Administrative costs not associated with a specific project.
  • Normal website maintenance.