Reports and updates of local efforts were given by
Discussion of Growing
Greener II type grant restrictions, namely no salaries or administration
categories allowed for funding.
Bowes said the restrictions represent a hardship for conservation
districts and watershed groups.Suggested that contacts be made with state legislature to voice
specialists have not been updated on the new rules and should be.
Phillips:Send a letter to Glenn Rider
of DEP Watershed Management and applicable others requesting clarification of
Growing Greener II requirements and outlining problems associated with current rules.Passed
Tom Grote stated that
his group has a licence for Grant Station Pro,
software that allows searching of potential grant sources nationwide.Tom said that KC Stream Team would aid
watershed groups, etc. by allowing use of the software at their office.
Steele suggested that groups be aware of EPA’s Regional Geographic Initiatives, and the bio-energy initiatives in
particular.He noted that each EPA
regional director has discretion to target projects and to supplement
funding.The projects are meant to
be results oriented.More info can
be found on the EPA website.
On a motion by LeeRoyVatter , the meeting was adjourned at .