August 1, 2009- This call is accepting projects for fall 2009 and spring 2010.
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).
Collaboration with WRAPS groups to implement these projects is strongly encouraged. Your application should identify WRAPS involvement in the project.
We encourage local watershed-scale projects that also produce products that could also serve other watersheds.
Application: Individuals who wish to apply for a minigrant should submit a brief proposal that MUST include the following:
- WaterLINK MiniGrant Face Page [MG-1]
- A proposed budget, including the amount and use of funds.
- A course syllabus that reflects the integration of the service-learning project. Please include course-learning objectives.
- 2-3 page proposal including detailed responses to the following questions:
- What community or watershed needs does the project address? What product or service will be provided to a community/watershed partner?
- Will you collaborate with a WRAPS project for this project?
- How have the project needs been identified? Describe how students are included in both helping to identify project needs and in project planning
- How have the project goals been identified?
- Will this project address watershed concerns such as: bacteria levels, phosphorous, and nitrogen levels in area lakes or rivers, or pollution of public water supplies.
- Do you anticipate that this project might produce a product or outcome that could also serve other watersheds.
- Are you focusing on a watershed listed above ("purpose" section)?
- Describe the service-learning project, including watershed location, time frame, and responsibilities.
- How does the service experience relate to the content of the course?
- How does knowledge from the discipline contribute to the service-learning project?
- How will the project contribute to the development of students. citizenship and leadership?
- What activities provide a method for students to reflect on what they learned through the project experience and how this learning relates to the class?
- How will the recipients of the service project provide feedback and evaluation of the experience?
- How will the faculty member assess student learning derived from the service experience?
- How will students learn from one another?
Download Application in Adobe Acrobat PDF form.
*Funded projects will be required to acknowledge Kansas Department of Health
& Environment in publications, posters, and other materials developed
for project with the following: Funded by KDHE from U.S. EPA Clean
Water Act, Sec. 319 Grant.
Questions, comments, and suggestions should be directed to:
44 Waters Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506