Watershed Fund Capacity Support Proposal

Watershed Fund Capacity Support Proposal

The purpose of these dollars is to fill critical capacity funding gaps of our Watershed Partners. Activities funded will allow watershed organizations to measurably improve their internal operations and external community-based conservation efforts, through targeted efforts in the realms of Organizational Development, Coordination, Communications, and Outreach. Projects must be directly related to community-led solutions and engagement. Priority will be given to proposals that demonstrate a “meaningful step” in organizational capacity, sustainability, or scaling up of watershed efforts. This money cannot be used for on-the-ground monitoring or restoration projects, or for funding of ongoing expenses. ***Please note that all descriptive answers are limited to 1,500 characters.
  • Only MWCC Partners are eligible for professional development support.
  • A brief description of the purpose of your proposed capacity-building project.
  • Where is your organization at now?
  • What are your goals for this project?
  • What skills or resources do you need to reach your goal(s)?
  • How will this project bring your organization and/or community from where you are now to where you want to be?
  • What measurable impacts (qualitative and/or quantitative) do you expect to see as a result of this project?
  • Why is this project necessary for the health of your watershed and of your community?
  • Briefly explain your timeline for this project. Projects must be completed by the end of December 2019.
  • How does this initiative address existing conservation and watershed plans in your area, such as Watershed Restoration Plans, NRCS Technical Implementation Plans, regional Water Plans, local water quality plans, or other community-based conservation plans?
  • Please describe direct cash or in-kind match opportunities that will be leveraged if you receive this Capacity-Building funding, and include any match in your attached budget spreadsheet.
  • In an effort to help our Watershed Partners determine true program costs, if you are claiming an administration fee in your proposed budget, please briefly include here a description of what your administration costs include. If you are not claiming an administration fee, write "N/A."
  • Upload your budget for this project using the template provided on the Watershed Fund Capacity-Building Support page.
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