Water Quality Coordinating Committee announces mini-grants

COOPERSTOWN – The Otsego County Water Quality Coordinating Committee is now accepting proposals for mini-grant funding in support of projects within Otsego County which achieve either or both of the following OCWQCC goals:

1) Improve and maintain the quality of water in Otsego County;

2) Promote best management practices to ensure water quality and develop educational and other resources to better protect water resources within their localities.

These grants are available to Otsego County WQCC member organizations, local schools and non-profit organizations. OCWQCC is prepared to award up to a total of $4,500.00 to proposals submitted and approved through Friday, March 14, 2014. Selected proposals will be announced by Monday, March 31.

For mini-grant guidelines and further details, seehttps://occainfo.org/documents/WQCCminigrantRFP.pdf and the criteria and scoring rubric at https://occainfo.org/documents/WQCCMinigrantProposalRubric.pdf.

The OCWQCC was established in 1992 as a sub-committee of the Otsego County Soil and Water Conservation District. It is comprised of a diverse group of people representing state and local government agencies, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and lake associations. These members have technical expertise and knowledge and are committed to working to improve and maintain the quality of water in Otsego County through the reduction of nonpoint source pollution within its boundaries.

For more information on the WQCC, visit www.otsegosoilandwater.com/waterqualitycc.html.

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