2012 Calendar Year Annual Report of the Watershed Improvement Review Board

(2012) 2012 Calendar Year Annual Report of the Watershed Improvement Review Board. Agriculture and Land Stewardship

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Abstract

The Board, codified in Chapter 466A, is an independent, self-goveming body directed to award grants for water quality improvement and flood prevention in the state. The Board is authorized to request applications from soil and water conservation districts, local watershed improvement committees, public water supply utilities, counties, county conservation boards and cities and award grants to these entities. These grants are funded by the Watershed Improvement Fund. Annual appropriations, funds from the Animal Agriculture Compliance Fund Penalties, canyover funds plus interest earned on the Watershed Improvement Fund allowed the Board to issue a Request For Applications from June 15 to July 27,2012. On August 17, the Board awarded grants to twelve applicants for a total of $946,952. In addition to providing environmental benefits, these implementation projects stimulate economic recovery and create jobs through the purchasing of local goods and services. A second Request For Applications was open from October 9 to December 14, 2012. Applications from this request will be reviewed in February 2013.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Watershed Improvement Review Board, water quality, WIRB, watershed
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Water quality
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Watersheds
ID Code: 20961
Deposited By: Jerome Neppel
Deposited On: 15 Feb 2016 14:23
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2016 14:23
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/20961