From State Fiscal Year 2016 funds appropriated by the Georgia General Assembly for Regional Water Planning, EPD announces the SFY2016 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 an endorsement from the relevant regional Water Planning Council(s).
Grant awards are limited to $75,000 and the project period is limited to eighteen (18) months. Applicants must attend a pre-application meeting with EPD by November 16, 2015, and applications must be postmarked by December 1, 2015.
For more specifics regarding eligible activities, application requirements, funding details, and other information, please consult the materials below.
- Application Guidelines for Regional Water Plan Seed Grant SFY2016
- Application for Regional Water Plan Seed Grant SFY2016
- Implementation and Drawdown Schedule for Regional Water Plan Seed Grant SFY2016