Grant News You Can Use
- Meet the New Outdoor Grants Manager - New
- Governor Looking for New SRFB Member - New
- E-Billing Changes After Sponsors Comment
- Salmon Recovery Funding Board to Meet in August - New
- Mark your calendar now for the Washington State Physical Activity Summit
- 2016 Recreation and Conservation Grants Schedule - Updated
- New Application Authorization Required
- Habitat Work Schedule Gets New Look
- See the Grant Application Webinar Presentations
- Do You Know Who Your Grants Manager Is?
- Get on our Mailing List
Governor Looking for New SRFB Members
The Governor is looking to appoint a new member to the Salmon Recovery Funding Board. This is an opportunity to be part of a great organization that helps determine where investments should be made in Washington’s efforts to return salmon to their once plentiful numbers.
To Apply: Fill Out the Online Application
Submit applications directly to the Governor’s office. It also is helpful to submit a cover letter and resume to the Governor’s Office, also using the online system.
About the Board
The board has three major roles:
- Establish the policies and priorities for investing in salmon recovery;
- Approve projects to be funded; and
- Approve funding to support other priorities of the board.
Since the board’s inception in 1999, it has guided the investment of nearly $753 million in more than 2,600 salmon recovery projects.The board has 10 members, five of whom are appointed by the Governor and five who represent state agencies.
Role of the Board
The board sets policies for grant programs and ensures that the grants are awarded to the best projects in a manner that is fair, accountable, and open to the public. Applications generally are submitted every year and reviewed by the board’s technical review panel. The panel ensures that projects will benefit salmon, are cost-effective, and likely will be successful.
The board typically meets four times a year, with three of the four meetings in Olympia. See the current meeting schedule:. Board members receive $100 a day for each meeting and are reimbursed for travel costs.
E-Billing Changes After Sponsor CommentsDon’t be surprised if you see some changes the next time you submit a bill. Based on comments from sponsors, RCO has made the following changes to PRISM’s electronic billing system.
Import Spreadsheets – The import spreadsheets now include more information for specific projects.
**Important** if you use the import spreadsheets, you will need to download a new copy before you complete your next billing. RCO recommends that a new import spreadsheet is saved for each project that is being billed. The new spreadsheet contains dropdown lists for the worksites and for the non-reimbursable information. You also can hide columns as needed.
E-mail notifications –Some notifications have been added and some changed. If invoices are pending but not submitted, the project contacts will be e-mailed about them not being submitted after 20 days, with a final notice after 40 days. The invoice submitted e-mail now has a link to the billing detail report and the payment e-mail now includes information about Salmon Recovery Funding Board advances.
Billing Detail Report – This report is quicker, with larger text, and appears in landscape. There also is a direct to a PDF report option, if desired.
Banner information – The project agreement beginning and end dates have been added in the banner as well as a link to the sponsor’s organization.
Advances (SRFB only) – Key information has been added to the advances, including information about the required match needed to satisfy the advance and the advance due date (once the billing is processed for payment).
Extended Billing History – Key information about the billing of the project has been added as well as sponsor match agreement details.
Meet the New Outdoor Grants Manager
Ben Donatelle joined the Recreation and Conservation Grants Section in June as its newest outdoor grants manager. He comes to us from Montana, where he worked to develop non-motorized recreational trails on public lands. Ben recently completed his master’s in environmental studies with a focus on public land and resource policy, and received a graduate certification in natural resource conflict resolution.
The Salmon Recovery Funding Boardwill be meeting August 11 in Olympia. For the agenda and board materials, please visit our Web site.
Mark your calendar now for the Washington State Physical Activity Summit
The Washington Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity is hosting this summit where you can learn about successful physical activity promotional efforts from safe routes to schools, rural complete streets, trails, worksites, tribes, schools, and community groups. The summit will be September 27, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at The Center at Norpoint, 4818 Nassau Avenue NE, Tacoma. For more information, contact: James Kissee, president, 360-236-3623.
2016 Recreation and Conservation Grants Schedule
Grant applications are due Nov. 1, 2016 for the programs below.
- Boating Facilities Program
- Firearms and Archery Range Recreation
- Nonhighway and Off-road Vehicle Activities
- Recreational Trails Program
Evaluations are in August for grant applicants that applied for funding in the ALEA, LWCF, and the following WWRP grant categories:
- Critical Habitat
- Farmland Preservation
- Local Parks
- Riparian Protection
- State Parks
- Urban Wildlife Habitat
- Water Access
New Application Authorization RequiredIf you are submitting a grant proposal to RCO, please note that we have revised our Application Authorization. This resolution is required to be submitted with the grant application and ensures your organization understands the responsibilities that go along with an RCO grant. This authorization also designates a signatory. For more information please visit our Web Site or contact your grants manager.
Habitat Work Schedule Gets New Look
The Habitat Work Schedule, an online database with salmon recovery actions, goals, and monitoring tracked at many geographic levels, recently got a facelift. The new look makes it easier to access the information, which includes data about all salmon recovery funding, project progress, and planned projects.
Now you can easily search for a project by county, legislative district, watershed, or project name. You also can see at a glance the number of projects funded and how many are completed.
Check it out! See what’s happening in your neighborhood around salmon recovery.
See the Presentations
If you missed the Recreation and Conservation Grant Application Webinar, don’t fret. You can watch it online and see all the materials.
This grant application Webinar gives prospective applicants information on the following:
- Grant programs offered
- Applicant and project eligibility
- Application process and schedules
- How to apply for funding
See the materials:
- Grant Application Workshop PowerPoint (without audio). An overview of recreation and conservation grants, requirements, evaluation process, what is new this grant round, and more.
- Recorded Webinar(with audio) Follow this link to register and view the recorded Webinar
- Grant Application Workshop Questions and Answers
Salmon Recovery Grant Application WebinarIf you have a salmon recovery grant, check out the Webinar (Adobe Acrobat PDF) to get the facts:
- Agency and Salmon Recovery Funding Board Overview
- Grant Requirements
- Eligible Projects
- 2016 Grant Process
- 2016 Application
- Project Expectations
- Technical Assistance
Do you know Who Your Grants Manager Is?
Are you going to apply for a grant in 2016? Do you know who your grants manager is? If not click the links below.