Each grant shall not exceed $5000. The grant money is to be used for expenses directly associated with the project, with not more than 10% going to overhead. Prospective grantees are responsible for seeking institutional waivers if such overhead is normally added to the costs of their work. Grantees are expected to provide full disclosure as to how funds were spent and provide receipts as appropriate. Grantees are required to complete an IRS Form W-9 for tax and accounting purposes. (This form requests the tax identificatin number of the organization or the social security number for an individual.) All projects and associated publicity/outreach will acknowledge LRAC funding. The line item of the budget that covers these projects comes from a Small Grants account within the Outreach and Education working group's budget.
Project proposals must:
Each proposal must contain the following information:
--how the project will protect the river, its tributaries, and the watershed
--who will benefit from the project
--how the project will assist outreach and education for the LRAC
Final reports must contain the following:
Grantees will be invited to speak to LRAC when their project is completed.
Due to the short-term nature of the small grants projects, one half of the total grant will be paid to the grantee upon notification of grant approval by the committee. The remaining half will be paid to the grantee upon completion of the project and receipt of the final report and any associated products. Under certain extenuating circumstances, the initial payment may exceed 50% as determined by Outreach and Education working group members.