Partners for Conservation - Illinois Soil and Water Conservation District Grants
CSFA Number: 406-46-2347
Agency Name
Department Of Agriculture (406)
Agency Contact
Brian Rennecker
217-785-7658
Brian.Rennecker@illinois.gov
Short Description
Grant program for our Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) per the Soil and Water Conservation Districts Act (70 ILCS 405).
Subject Area
Government Services
Program Function
Agriculture
Enabling Legislation
Soil and Water Conservation Districts Act (70 ILCS 405)
Objectives and Goals
(a) conserve the soil, soil resources, water and water resources of this State, (b) control and prevent soil erosion, (c) prevent air and water pollution, and (d) prevent erosion, floodwater, sediment and nutrient runoff damages, (e) protect farmland from unnecessary conversion, (f) restore coal mined land to original productivity and will thereby conserve natural resources, control floods, prevent impairment of dams and reservoirs, assist in maintaining the navigability of rivers and harbors, conserve wildlife and forests, protect the tax base, protect public lands, and protect and promote the health, safety and general welfare of the people of this State.
Types of Assistance
Non-competitive
Uses and Restrictions
Uses and restrictions are contained in a Grant Agreement between the Department and each Grantee. Funding may include operations support, cost share support, streambank program support, staff training support, and support for other related purposes as determined by the Department of Agriculture.
Eligibility Requirements
Must be an Illinois Soil and Water Conservation District.
Eligible Applicants
Other;
Application and Award Processing
Since this is not an open/competitive opportunity, applications will not be required, but Grantees will be asked to complete allocation requests.
Assistance Consideration
Since this is not an open/competitive opportunity, Grantees will be asked to complete allocation requests. Allocation request do not guarantee funding amounts. Final assistance amounts for each SWCD will be determined by the Department of Agriculture.
Post Assistance Requirements
After field review, each SWCD submits documentation that verifies the completion of the conservation practice. Upon approval of the documentation by the Department, the SWCD releases the State's share to the respective landowner. SWCDs are required to have an annual audit performed by a qualified accounting firm or file a financial management report to the Department that shows the expenditure of all allocated grant funds.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
The Department publishes annual guidelines for SWCDs to adhere to in administering the grants.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2018 : $5,000,000
FY 2019 : $7,500,000
FY 2020 : $7,500,000
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
None