The Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization (VRWJPO) accepts grant applications year-round for projects that educate and engage people in protecting or improving water quality and natural resources.
The maximum grant is $5,000. Examples of events and activities considered for a grant are projects that engage neighborhood groups or local organizations such as: redirecting runoff from downspouts onto lawns; installing water quality improvement projects; hosting clean-up events, removing invasive plants; planting native species; stenciling storm drains; making and distributing rain barrels; and other projects that involve citizens in actively addressing water management issues.
Applications are welcome from communities, organizations, and businesses within the Vermillion River Watershed.
More information, including how to apply for a grant, is included in the stewardship grant guidelines. Download the application.