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Easy Money Through Mini-Grants

At the UGRWCD, we believe that most residents of our District understand the
importance of responsible water use and water conservation, but sometimes an educational
program or creative communication can help remind us all or teach youngsters
this important concept.  The District can
help facilitate such programs and communications through its Mini-Grant Program.

 “Perhaps a teacher needs some equipment for a water lab project or an artist needs some
supplies for his art class to create artwork on water awareness,” said UGRWCD
General Manager Sonja Chavez.  “The
District is here to help through our simple Mini-Grant Program.”

 Chavez noted that these grant funds are available for projects across a wide spectrum
of curriculum and can be requested by private citizens, school or university
faculty, home schools, preschools, watershed groups, art centers, or other
resource organizations that have a message to share about water. RE1J Watershed
School District and Western Colorado University students may apply as well.
Examples of past projects that were funded include interpretive signs along the
Mustang Pond at Gunnison Middle School, U.S. Forest Service request for supplies
for the Water Education Trailer owned by the District and shared with partners,
and water wader boots for Crested Butte Community School.

 The Mini-Grant program can provide up to $300 annually per applicant to support
projects designed to expand awareness of water-related issues in the District.  Applications can be filled out online and
submitted via email or printed off and mailed back to the District. This
includes private citizens, school or university faculty, home schools,
preschools, watershed groups, art centers, or other resource organizations that
have a message to share about the value of water. RE1J Watershed School
District and Western Colorado University students may also apply.  You can access the application and guidelines
directly here:
https://ugrwcd.org/mini-grants/.

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Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District

General Manager

Start date December 1, 2019