Douglas County Conservation District

SERVING LANDOWNERS IN DOUGLAS COUNTY COLORADO FOR OVER 56 YEARS

     PO BOX 688, 7519A E HWY 86, FRANKTOWN, CO 80116   303-218-2622  DCCDistrict@gmail.com

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Scholarships / Grants

Select a link for more information on the various financial assistance programs for students and grants for your conservation efforts.    See District Cost Share grant opportunities below for Noxious weed Control, and Fuels Mitigation / Defensible Space assistance. 

Scholarships for Students (Camp Rocky)
Scholarships for College Students (Freshman and Sophmores)

COST-SHARE GRANTS   -      The Douglas County Conservation District has funding available in 2018 for Noxious Weed Control and Fuels Mitigation/Defensible Space grants. 

 Noxious Weed A and B list Species Grant     

The Douglas County  Conservation District has an opportunity for landowners to apply for noxious weed control assistance.  This grant will assist with a 50% cost share up to $500.00 per  property for chemical and  biological control methods for weeds on the Colorado State Noxious Weed "A" and "B" list species.  Contractors labor will be funded.  Landscape projects will not be funded. If you are interested, you can obtain an application via email DCCDistrict@gmail.com or on our website at dcconservation.com.  Please complete the application form and mail or email it to our  office.      

Interested landowners can apply for assistance in controlling list A and B noxious weed species on their property.  The district will assist landowners with a 50% cost share grant up to $500.00 per property, but not to exceed $60.00 per acre for approved biological and/or chemical application control methods.  Herbicides, biological (insects, goats) and contracted labor will be cost shared, not landowner’s labor, and not landscaping costs.  This grant for noxious weed control will be available until the funds have been spent.

We appreciate your interest in the Douglas County 2018 Noxious Weed Assistance Program.  The conservation practice that is applied for, and if approved, needs to be completed and bills need to be submitted by October 31, 2018.   

Please complete the application and return it by April 19, 2018.  Applications will be reviewed by the district board and they will be ranked according to the district’s ranking criteria.  Priority will go to landowners that do not have other funding assistance.  You will be notified in early May after your application is reviewed if it has been approved or not.  If your application is submitted after the April 19th deadline, those applications will be reviewed and ranked if there are available funds remaining.   

   

 Fuels Mitigation Grant     

The Douglas County landowners can apply for financial assistance for fuels mitigation and defensible space practices on their property.  The district will assist small acreage landowners with a 50% cost share of the total project treatment costs not to exceed $500.00 reimbursement per property.  This does not include any costs for landscaping.

Fuels mitigation and Defensible space practices must include but not limited to: creating defensible space around home through ladder fuels removal and heavy fuels reduction, creating tree crown spacing via whole tree removal and brush removal.  Technical services may also be included in the project treatment costs to be cost shared which would include: defensible space assessments and recommendations, property assessments, tree marking and written Scopes of Work completed and paid to the Colorado State Forest Service.  Contracted labor, and equipment rental will be cost shared.  Landowner labor or fuel for machinery will not be cost shared.  This grant for fuels mitigation and defensible space practices will be available until all the funds have been spent.

Please return the completed application no later than April 19, 2018.  Applications will be reviewed by the district board.  They will rank each application according to the district’s ranking criteria. Priority will go to landowners that do not have other funding assistance.  You will be notified the beginning of May after your application has been reviewed and let you know if it has been approved or not.  If the application is received after April 19, 2018 then it will be considered in the second round of funding if funding is still available. 

We appreciate your interest in the Douglas County 2018 Fuels Mitigation Grant Program.  The conservation practice that is applied for, and if approved, needs to be completed and bills need to be submitted by October 31, 2018.   

The applications will give more detailed information.  If you would like more information about these grants for 2018, email the district or call us at 303-218-2622. 


The NRCS website also has several federal grant programs available through the Farm Bill.  

Check out the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS website) for more information on available grants.  

Contact USDA - NRCS District Conservationist Deric Clemons by e-mail or by phone 303 218-2634 for more information regarding their programs.