Sweet Water — the Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust is accepting applications to its 2018 Water Quality Mini-Grant Program.
The program is designed to support local grassroots efforts that employ green infrastructure practices and water quality-related activities to improve water quality, enhance conservation efforts, restore habitat, and educate people about water-quality issues and associated stewardship actions.
To that end, grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to nonprofits, youth organizations, and community and civic groups for projects or activities that promote healthy and sustainable water resources in the five watersheds of the greater Milwaukee region: the Kinnickinnic, Menomonee, Milwaukee, and/or Root Rivers/Oak Creek. Priority will be given to projects that address one or more of the program's goals, including making measurable progress in improving regional water resources; supporting land-use practices that improve water quality; forging relationships to leverage additional funding; and implementing cost-effective projects resulting in measurable improvement.
Grants may be used for a single project or for an ongoing program, but preference will be given to projects with the potential to make a direct impact on water quality in the region.
To be eligible, organizations must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The trust will be hosting an informational workshop on October 12 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For complete program guidelines and application information, see the Sweet Water website.