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.
- 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.