PurposeWaterLINK Minigrants are intended to provide support to higher education public or private education faculty for class projects that incorporate service learning into an existing course. Collaboration with community and stakeholder groups implementing Watershed Restoration and Preservation Strategies (WRAPS) is encouraged. All WaterLINK projects must be related to restoring and/or preserving water quality in a Kansas community.
This round of WaterLINK minigrants brings a change in the program. Consistent with KDHE.s focus on watershed-specific priorities, and given funding limitations, we are focusing on specific locations for this round of WaterLINK projects.
Locations for this round include:
- Delaware Watershed (projects might include: information and education; water monitoring, chemistry and biology; streambank stabilization; stormwater drain; and other projects related to WRAPS priorities)
- Marais des Cygnes River Basin (there are several sub-watersheds)
- Tuttle Creek Lake Watershed
- Neosho Headwaters Watershed
- A watershed project that produces products addressing priorities of the watersheds listed above and that produces a product or outcome that could also serve other watersheds. (examples might include: public education/awareness documents, BMP information, or other general practices that could be customized or shared to benefit multiple watersheds).
Please contact Janice Cole to confirm eligibility, availability of funds, priority watersheds, and other questions.
The minigrant amount depends on the size and scope of the proposed project, generally ranging from $250 to $5,000. This is a reimbursement grant. A preliminary budget is required in initial grant application.