Dickinson County commission accepting grant applications

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Dickinson County Water Quality Commission is accepting grant applications for its annual water quality grant period from Aug. 1 until Oct. 2. The grant application materials are available at the Clean Water Alliance website.

In addition, interested groups can contact the Dickinson SWCD at 3302 18th Street, Spirit Lake, IA or 712-336-3782 ext. 3 and talk to John Wills or email at john.wills@ia.nacdnet.net, Dickinson County Clean Water Alliance Coordinator, for information about the grants. The application timeline is as follows: 

• Aug. 1, 2017 – Request for Applications (RFA) begins

• Aug. 24, 2017 – Water Quality Commission Help Session from 1 p.m. to completion at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service office in Spirit Lake. Grant writers do not need to wait for the help session to receive help – please call or stop in to talk to John.

• Oct. 2, 2017 – Grant applications due to Dickinson SWCD by 4:30 p.m.

Applications will be accepted for any water quality project from a non-profit organization or governmental agency which improves the water quality of the Iowa Great Lakes, Silver Lake and Little Swan Lake in Dickinson County. 

To date, more than $2.8 million has been granted to groups and agencies in Dickinson County to protect local water bodies. That money has been matched by more than $26 million. The Dickinson County Water Quality Commission includes members from all the cities and the county government from within Dickinson County. Each city and the county contributes to the commission and has commissioners to represent them on the commission. 

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