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1 Partners in Watershed Management (PWM) Grant Program

2 Responsible stewards dedicated to providing the benefits of flood reduction, conservation and recreation in the Muskingum River Watershed

3 Ohio’s Conservancy Districts

4 Muskingum River Watershed Stark County

5 Muskingum River Basin Reservoir System Ohio River Senecaville Wills Creek Dillon Mohawk North Branch Kokosing Pleasant Hill Charles Mill Mohicanville Beach City Bolivar Atwood Leesville Dover Clendening Tappan Piedmont Marietta Walhonding River Region Tuscarawas River Region Lower Muskingum River Region

6 Created from Amendment to Official Plan Positive impact upon watershed and benefit flood control system Budget set yearly Projects reviewed by Technical Advisory Group Administration recommends projects Board of Director final approval Partners in Watershed Management Grant Program

7 Partners In Watershed Management Competitive grant program to assist communities with projects that improve flood reduction, water quality and watershed education Program began in 2009 Annual allocation varies (2012 allocation was $500,000) 16 projects awarded since 2009 (6 in Stark County) $1.1 million in total awards ($472,144 for Stark County)

8 Past Stark County Projects City of Canton, Fairhope Nature Preserve, $43,200 Village of Brewster, Sanitary Sewer Lining, $116,079 Stark Parks, Watershed Education for Teachers, $22,080 The Wilderness Center, Sugar Creek Conservation Corridor, $15,785 YMCA of Stark County, Camp Tippecanoe WWTP, $25,000 Stark Parks, Fry Family Park Acquisition, $250,000

9 Eligible Applicants Political subdivisions Non-profit agencies, 501(c)(3) organizations Project site must be located within the MWCD jurisdiction area Stark

10 Eligible Projects Upgrades and Repairs to Dams Stream Gauge Flood Warning Programs Upgrades to Key Culverts and Bridges Road Relocations and Elevation Upgrades Flood Mitigation Local Flood Reduction Programs Sediment Removal Watershed Management/Planning Farm Conservation and Forest Management Programs Assist Local Property Owners with Best Management Practices Water Quality Improvements Improving Wastewater Treatment and Sewers Acid Mine Drainage Issues Environmental Education

11 Application Cover letter –description of your agency or group –summary of your project or program –type and amount of assistance requested –how your proposal relates to and supports the conservation and flood control aspects of the Mission of the MWCD. Projects with a focus on recreation are not eligible for funding through PWM. Resolution from your governing body, indicating support for the proposal and a commitment to any potential matching funds Complete the application form (available at –attach additional sheets, drawings, resolutions, letters of support and/or collaboration, and other relevant information –If desired, your application form, without supporting documentation, may be submitted prior to September 1, 2010 for an initial review –If you are a non-profit group, please include your IRS Determination Letter confirming Section 501 status. Application Requirements

12 Extent to which the proposal promotes/supports the conservation and flood control aspects of the mission of the MWCD. Need for and benefits of the project or program Project or program design Level of partnership development and local support Past project or program experience Sustainability of the project or program Planning process Level of matching funds or in-kind services If acquiring land, the extent to which the purchase would meet the goals of a watershed action plan, a riparian corridor-wide acquisition program, etc. Evaluation Criteria

13 Program Timeline November 30: Applications due January 2013: Applications reviewed by Technical Review Advisory Group March 2013: MWCD staff provides recommendations to MWCD Board of Directors April 2013: MWCD Board of Directors approves project list * Application materials available online at program program

14 PWM on the Web

15 QUESTIONS???? Contact Information: Nick Lautzenheiser Development Coordinator (330) 556-4831

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