Sweet Water — the Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust — is accepting applications for its Water Quality Mini-Grant Program.
The program is designed to support local grassroots efforts that employ green infrastructure practices and water quality-related activities that will improve water quality, enhance conservation, restore habitat, and/or educate people about water quality issues and associated stewardship actions.
Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to established nonprofits, youth organizations, community, and civic groups for projects or activities that promote healthy and sustainable water resources in the five watersheds of the greater Milwaukee region.
Specifically, projects should address one or more of the trust's organizational goals, including making measurable progress in improving regional water resources; supporting land-use practices that improve water quality; forging relationships to find and leverage funding; and implementing cost-effective projects resulting in measurable improvement.
Grants may be used for a single project or for an ongoing program, but preference will be given to projects with the potential to make a direct impact on water quality and to offer a long-lasting impact to the community.
To be eligible, applicants must be considered tax-exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
For complete program guidelines and application information, see the Sweet Water website.