The SNC grant program will fund projects and activities within the region consistent with the seven program areas contained in the statute creating the Conservancy. The funds will be used for the protection and restoration of rivers, lakes and streams, their watersheds and associated land, water and other natural resources. Public agencies, non-profit organizations and tribal organizations are eligible to receive grants. Grants will be awarded based on current criteria as established on the SNC grants page.
Projects selected for funding under the SNC program are required to spend grant funds according to the approved project scope and budget. The SNC requires semi-annual progress reports for all projects and conducts site visits during construction for each development project. Payment requests must include a certification by the grantee that each expense complies with requirements outlined in the grant agreement. Grantees must also submit supporting documentation for each expense, with reimbursements approved only for eligible expenses pursuant to program guidelines and contained within the approved project budget. The SNC also withholds up to ten percent of each payment request to be released upon project completion.
All projects funded via the SNC Grant program receive a close-out visit conducted by the SNC at the time the project is complete and prior to releasing final grant funds. The purpose of the close-out field visit is to ensure all project components were completed according to program guidelines and the terms of the grant agreement, including project scope and budget. All grantees must comply with all current laws and regulations which apply to the project and submit documents summarizing total project costs and all additional funding sources.