BLM & MWCC Funding Opportunity for Watershed Capacity
Thanks to a partnership with Bureau of Land Management, the Montana Watershed Coordination Council (MWCC) is available to assist conservation groups in eastern Montana who have a watershed goal or idea, but could use assistance building a specific capacity needed in order to reach their goals. In 2014, this program provided the opportunity for strategic watershed planning. In 2015, support was provided for the implementation of strategic planning through Big Sky Watershed Corps member support. This year, we are looking to offer continued support to these initiatives as well as assist in planning for new or emerging watershed groups.
How to Apply
- Submit a 1-2 page Letter of Interest by April 1st, 2016 to Erin Farris-Olsen, Executive Director, MWCC, by email or mail, including:
- The watershed conservation problems or needs to be addressed by the group
- The vision for long term conservation efforts or organizational development in a local watershed
- Current limitations or challenges interested stakeholders are facing in developing or reaching goals
- Other reasons why stakeholders need capacity building assistance
- How stakeholders are committed to actively participating and engaging with MWCC in this project, including a designated project contact person & information on how to reach him or her
- Description and timeline for capacity building activities. Include other funding proposals pending or future that would contribute capacity building activities.
- Vision for group or program sustainability and conservation outcomes
- If you have received BLM program funds in the past, be sure to explain how this proposal is connected to past initiatives and unique in moving your organization forward
- Proposed Budget
Full RFP and details: