Environmental Grants

Sioux Center FFA constructed 3 map stands placed by the walking trails at Sandy Hollow.
The Sioux County Soil & Water Conservation is taking grant applications for environmental projects that promote protection of our natural resources.  Grants of up to $500 will be awarded to eligible projects. Grant monies are to be used strictly for materials for the project. Applications are due by March 1, 2017.
 
Eligible groups are any youth groups in Sioux County such as FFA, 4-H Clubs, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cadets, GEMS, Science Clubs, etc. Criteria for receiving grants will be based on environmental impact of project, cost-effectiveness of project, and educational value to the group. A brief completion report is required that includes itemized bills when project is finished. Pictures of students working on the project are recommended.  Three grants will be awarded.
 
The district is open to any projects that promote the conservation of our water, soil, air, plants and animals.
 
Possible ideas for projects include:
  • Tree Plantings — Windbreaks
  • Creating Wildlife Habitat
  • Trees & Native Grasses
  • Start an Outdoor Classroom
  • Promotion of Conservation Tillage on Test Plots
  • Wetland Restoration
  • Creating Habitat in Wetlands
  • Build bat houses & duck nests
  • Planting a Riparian Buffer Zone
  • Recycling
  • Native Wildflower Planting
  • Water Quality