Small Grant Program
The mission of the WGCD small grant program is to fund innovative projects that promote natural resource conservation in the West Greeley Conservation District. We specifically aim to fund projects that support:
- Conservation (wildlife, soils, water, recycling/composting, renewable energy, etc)
- Science education, and/or
- Connection between urban communities and agriculture
The grant is open to educational entities, non-profits, community groups and student groups. Projects must benefit West Greeley Conservation District members. A map showing the boundaries of the district can be found here: District Map. Contact the District at 970-356-8097 EXT 3 with any questions about your eligibility.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed monthly; applications that are received by the 15th of the month will be reviewed at the next month’s board meeting.
The maximum award amount for most grant applications is $1500.
For many awards, payment will be made on a reimbursement basis after the project/event has been completed and after the applicant has submitted copies of bills and/or receipts. If needed, the applicant may request payment to be made up front (before the project/event takes place) by so indicating on the application. Note that requests for reimbursement must be submitted no later than 30 days after the project/event has taken place.
For awards over $600, the income may be taxable. The District will send an IRS W-9 form to applicants to which this requirement may apply and will report the income on a 1099-MISC form.
Recipients are responsible for any personal tax consequences associated with receipt of grant funds.
Email (preferred) or mail your completed application to:
West Greeley Conservation District
Attn: Small Grant Application
4302 W. 9th St Rd
Greeley, CO 80634