2018 Soil and Water Conservation District Capacity Funding

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,000,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Proposed
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017, Chapter 91, Article 2, Section 7(n) (BWSR SWCD Local Capacity 2018)
Appropriation Language

$11,000,000 the first year and $11,000,000 the second year are for payments to soil and water conservation districts for the purposes of Minnesota Statutes, sections 103C.321 and 103C.331. From this appropriation, each soil and water conservation district shall receive an increase in its base funding of $100,000 per year. Money remaining after the base increase is available for matching grants to soil and water conservation districts based on county allocations to soil and water conservation districts. The board and other agencies may reduce the amount of grants to a county by an amount equal to any reduction in the county's allocation to a soil and water conservation district from the county's previous year allocation when the board determines that the reduction was disproportionate.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,000,000
Direct expenses
$11,000,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Proposed measurable outcomes TBD

Source of Additional Funds

Clean Water Fund

Project Details

Provides grants to Soil and Water Conservation Districts that focuses on increasing capacity to address four resource concern areas: Soil Erosion, Riparian Zone Management, Water Storage and Treatment, and Excess Nutrients.

Project Manager
First Name
Marcey
Last Name
Westrick
Organization Name
Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources
Phone
(651) 296-3767
Email
marcey.westrick@state.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
no
Conflict of Interest Contact

Wayne Zellmer