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​The Soil and Water Conservation Commission is able to provide environmental grants to conservation districts to reduce agricultural non-point source pollution of surface or groundwater.  These grants are provided for projects that educate the public about pollution problems and demonstrate effective alternatives, as well as those that encourage the adoption of new management techniques or measures.

The maximum grant amount is $5,000, and the maximum cost share rate is 75 percent.

In order to apply for this Environmental Grant, conservation districts should use this application form.  After receiving the funds, conservation districts will report on their progress using this grant tracking report.

Many counties have been using these grants to assist with fallen animal pick up and disposal.   Funds for these projects are also available through each county's Agricultural Development Council

Environmental grants have also been used for projects including, but not limited to, white goods buy back, metal recycling, illegal dump clean-up, on-site sewage programs, tree planting projects, stream bank stabilization and agriculture watershed monitoring. 

For more information about this program, please contact Kim Barton​.

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