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Watershed Funding

 

Municipal / County Funding Sources

  1. Stormwater Utility
  2. Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District
  3. Local Option Sales Tax
  4. Hotel / Motel Tax (recreational opportunities)
  5. Land and Lake Legacy Bonding - Polk County example

 

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

  1. Development & Planning Assistance
  2. Watershed Improvement Review Board
  3. Water Protection Fund / Watershed Protection Fund

 

Iowa Economic Development Authority

  1. Vision Iowa - River Enhancement Community Attraction and Tourism
  2. Community Development Block Grants (subject to Green Streets Criteria)

 

Iowa Department of Natural Resources 

  1. All DNR Grants
  2. 319 Watershed Planning Grant
  3. 319 Watershed Implementation Grant
  4. 604(b) Funding for COGs, MPOs and possibly Watershed Management Authorities
  5. Land and Water Conservation Fund
  6. City Park & Open Space
  7. County Conservation
  8. Conservation Education Program
  9. Soil & Water Enhancement
  10. Clean Water State Revolving Fund
  11. Clean Water Program
  12. Storm Water Loan Program
  13. Sponsored Projects Program

 

State Soil Conservation Commission

  1. Research and Demonstration Grant Program

 

United States Environmental Protection Agency

  1. Environmental Education Sub-Grants
  2. Environmental Justice Grants
  3. Urban Waters

 

National Forest Service

  1. Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share

 

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

  1. Ducks Unlimited
  2. Keep Iowa Beautiful - Community Beautification Grants
  3. Pheasants Forever
  4. Trees Forever - Working Watersheds Buffers & Beyond

 

Private Foundations

  1. Community Foundation, if present
  2. Coca-Cola
  3. McKnight Foundation
  4. Walton Foundation