Limestone Valley RC&D Council current and ongoing grants

 

  • National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) related grants

 

Rural Development Grant – Completed April 2018. 25 Total Audits Completed.

  • This grant helps applicants with energy audits for their poultry operations. The energy audit completed for the operations will show the producers the potential energy and cost savings for each energy efficiency upgrade recommended for their farm. The completed audit makes them eligible to apply for energy efficiency implementation funding through the USDA Rural Development Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) as well as through the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

NRCS Outreach Grant (18 Counties in Northwest GA):

  • This project seeks to increase awareness of NRCS’s conservation programs and enhance program delivery by highlighting successful conservation projects and developing new outreach tools.
  • Numerous success stories will be written to document local USDA projects.

Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCCP) Initiative Grant (Northwest GA):

  • This project seeks to increase funding for energy efficiency audits and energy efficiency improvements/implementations on poultry farms.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) grant –

  • Grant will be used to hire an Aquatic Conservation Field Coordinator for the Conasauga River Watershed.

Salacoa Watershed Management Plan

  • This watershed management plan will be used to apply for 319 Clean Water Act and National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI) grants for the Salacoa watershed.
  • EPD 319 Grants

 

  • South Chickamauga Creek 319 Project Phase 1 – Finished grant Aug. 2017
    • 54 Septic Repairs
    • 5 Agricultural Best Management Practices Projects – ex. fencing, watering troughs, and Heavy Use Areas (HUA)
    • 6 Outreach Events (Tree plantings, Rivers Alive Stream Clean-ups, Adopt a Stream workshops)
    • 1 Year of water quality monitoring (septic)
  • South Chickamauga Creek 319 Project Phase II – Started in August 2017 – August 2020.
    • 6 Septic Repairs
    • 1 Agricultural Best Management Practices Projects – ex. fencing, watering troughs, and Heavy Use Areas (HUA)
    • 1Outreach Events (Tree plantings, Rivers Alive Stream Clean-ups, Adopt a Stream workshops)
    • 1 Green Infrastructure Project in the City of Ringgold
    • 1 Year of water quality monitoring 2019 (septic)
    • Fish Sampling with Dr. Mark Schorr from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
  • Lookout Creek 319 Project Started July 2017-July 2020.
    • 2 Septic Repairs
    • 1 Agricultural Best Management Practices Projects
    • 5 Outreach Events (Tree plantings, Rivers Alive Stream Clean-ups, Adopt a Stream workshops)
    • 1 Stream Stabilization Project with Fox Environmental in the City of Trenton.
    • Fish Sampling with Dr. Mark Schorr from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
    • 1 Year of water quality monitoring 2019 (septic)
  • Coahulla Creek 319 Project – Finishes in August 2018
    • 24 Septic Repairs
    • 1 Agricultural Best Management Practices Projects
    • 5 Outreach Events (Tree plantings, Rivers Alive Stream Clean-ups, Adopt a Stream workshops)
    • 1 Stream Stabilization Project with Goodwin, Mills and Cawood in the City of Dalton.
    • 1 Year of water quality monitoring completed 2017.
  • Upper Oostanaula and Snake Creek 319 Project October 2016 – Oct. 2019
    • 15 Septic Repairs
    • 2 Agricultural Best Management Practices Projects
    • 1 Outreach Event (Tree plantings, Rivers Alive Stream Clean-ups, Adopt a Stream workshops)
    • 2 Nutrient Management Plans for Poultry Farms
    • 1 Year of water quality monitoring 2018 (septic)
  • Holly Creek 319 Project – Begins Summer 2018
    • Septic Repairs
    • Agricultural Best Management Practices Projects
    • Outreach Events (Tree plantings, Rivers Alive Stream Clean-ups, Adopt a Stream workshops)
    • Stream Stabilization Project
    • Green Infrastructure Project
    • Fish Sampling with Dr. Mark Schorr from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
    • 1 Year of water quality monitoring 2020