Columbia, SC--Faculty and staff members of public, private, and alternative schools in Richland County are eligible to apply for mini-grants (up to $250) from the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) to support campus conservation projects and youth environmental education initiatives. Two award cycles are available: applications received by October 15, 2014 will be considered for fall 2014 funding; applications received by February 13, 2015 will be considered for spring 2015 funding. Project work and the expenditure of funds must be completed by June 30, 2015.
2014-2015 Conservation Education Mini-Grant Guidelines and Application
The Richland SWCD also supports Richland County Eagle Scout candidates whose projects promote natural resources conservation or conservation education initiatives. One Eagle Scout Mini-Grant up to $250 will be awarded each fall and spring. The submission deadline for consideration for fall funding is October 15, 2014; the deadline for consideration for spring funding is February 13, 2015. The proposed project must be located in Richland County.
2014-2015 Eagle Scout Mini-Grant Guidelines and Application
Previous awards have supported school gardening, outdoor classrooms, nature trails, and classroom composting programs. For more information, contact Education Coordinator Chanda Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org or (803) 576-2084.
Conservation Districts are political subdivisions of state government under the local direction of five-member Boards of Commissioners. In South Carolina, Conservation District boundaries conform to County boundaries. The Richland Soil and Water Conservation District promotes the wise planning and use of natural resources for the benefit of the citizens of Richland County.
Richland Soil and Water Conservation District
2020 Hampton Street, Room 3063A
Columbia, SC 29204
Phone (803) 576-2080
Fax (803) 576-2088