From State Fiscal Year 2017 funds appropriated by the Georgia General Assembly for Regional Water Planning, EPD announces the SFY2017 Regional Water Plan Seed Grant program. A total of $150,000 is available for competitive grants. The Regional Water Plan Seed Grants are being provided to support and incentivize local governments and other water users as they collect and manage requisite data and information and undertake their Regional Water Plan implementation responsibilities.
Eligible recipients of the Regional Water Plan Seed Grant funds include local, regional and State units of government, local authorities which operate local government service delivery programs, regional commissions, resource conservation and development councils, local school systems, State college and universities, and State agencies. Project proposals must specifically address implementation of management practice(s) or other recommendation(s) from one or more Regional Water Plans, and applications must include a letter of endorsement from the Council Chair of the relevant regional Water Planning Council(s).
Grant awards are limited to $75,000 and the project period is limited to twenty-four (24) months. Applicants must attend a pre-application meeting with EPD by November 9, 2016, and applications must be postmarked by December 1, 2016.
For more specifics regarding eligible activities, application requirements, funding details, and other information, please consult the materials below.
- General Guidelines for Regional Water Plan Seed Grant SFY2017
- Application for Regional Water Plan Seed Grant SFY2017
- Implementation and Drawdown Schedule for Regional Water Plan Seed Grant SFY2017
- Seed Grant Fund and Match Calculator
More information regarding Regional Water Plans can be found at http://www.georgiawaterplanning.org/