Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) will award grants, scholarships, rebates and/or vouchers to support conservation efforts in Cuyahoga County. Successful project applications are those related to environmental and conservation programs with a special emphasis on engaging underserved populations or those with financial barriers to project implementation.
Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) established the Conservation Action Grant & Scholarship Fund and is offering small grants and scholarships for conservation education and projects aimed at improving soil and water resources, with a goal to provide 75 grants and/or scholarships by our 75th Anniversary in 2024. Grants and scholarship requests for up to $1,000 will be considered. The application deadline for this round of funding is September 15, 2023. Award notifications will be made the week of September 25, 2023. Cuyahoga SWCD anticipates awarding 15-20 grants. Funded projects must be completed by September 30, 2024.
Successful project applications are those related to Cuyahoga SWCD’s mission to implement programs and practices that protect and restore healthy soil and water resources, with a special emphasis on engaging underserved populations or those with financial barriers to project implementation.
Eligible applicants include residents, teachers, schools, organizations and local units of government. While applicants who have successfully completed Conservation Action Grant projects in the past are eligible to apply, special consideration will be given to new applicants.
Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer, providing services to the public without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status.
Note that grantees who receive more than $600 in one year must provide information for the IRS 1099 (income) form.
Eligible costs for reimbursement will NOT include:
• Staff time
• Consultant costs
Food and beverage costs are eligible up to 10% of the total application amount. Expenses for single use plastic water bottles will not be reimbursed.
To apply, complete the online application form by clicking here.
Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) is a unit of local government. We work with local landowners and communities within the county to implement programs and practices that protect and restore healthy soil and water resources.
The Cuyahoga SWCD Conservation Action Grant & Scholarship Fund is funded through donations to Cuyahoga SWCD and a budget allocation by our Board of Supervisors.
Application Deadline: September 15, 2023
Awards Announcement: Week of September 25, 2023
Grant Agreements due: October 27, 2023
Project Completion Deadline: September 30, 2024