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February 1, 2024: The Iowa DNR Water Quality Improvement program is now accepting applications through April 1, 2024 for its “County Creek Sign Grant Program 2024”. The grant will provide funding of between $5,000 and $10,000 per county for the installation of creek, river, and watershed signs on county roads, city streets, or on trails within priority watersheds. Funding signs on trails is a new feature in the 2024 grant. The general purpose of the grant is to enhance awareness of creeks, rivers, and watersheds in Iowa.
Eligible applicants include: Iowa County Conservation Boards (CCBs), Watershed Management Authorities (WMAs), Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) agencies, or Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs), or counties (including county engineering departments).
County Creek Sign Grant Application General Information
County Creek Sign Grant Application Form | Application Form (Alternate File Type)
Sign Cost and Location Form | Cost and Location Form (Alternate File Type)
All applications including both sections of the application form should be submitted via email to email@example.com by 4:30 PM April 1, 2024.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or utilize the Contact Watershed Staff Page.
Learn how communities can come together to reduce flood risk and improve water quality by forming a Watershed Management Authority.
Planning for Water Quality
Learn more about Iowa's Nonpoint Source Management Plan
Learn about how Iowans are improving the land for better water quality, including projects to improve trout fishing, to protect mussels, to give new life to well-loved recreational lakes and rivers, and more in our annual booklet, Working for Clean Water.
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