Mott Foundation Regrant Program

Mott Foundation Regrant Program
Building New Relationships to Advance Georgia Water Coalition Priorities
Call for Proposals – July, 2017
The Georgia Water Coalition (GWC) has identified a need to forge new and strategic partnerships across Georgia to advance GWC priorities as outlined in the 2016 Strategic Plan.  With generous support from the Mott Foundation, the Re-Grant Program will provide GWC partner groups with funding to support efforts to advance the GWC’s priority issues in their watersheds or regions. This program will provide grants in the range of $1,000 to $10,000.  Georgia River Network (GRN) is administering the Re-Grant program with guidance from a program committee made up of members of the GWC Leadership Team including Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Flint Riverkeeper, GRN, and Georgia Wildlife Federation. The Re-Grant Committee  invites GWC partners—e.g. watershed organizations, Riverkeepers, regional organizations, etc.—who are well positioned to cultivate relationships with local decision makers in chambers of commerce, Farm Bureau chapters and other regional institutions, with the near and long-term goals for bringing great influence to bear on state-level elected officials. Re-Grant funds will be awarded to partner groups to implement strategic projects that further the progress on GWC priority issues listed in the 2016 Strategic Plan.  Eligibility for a re-grant requires that the proposed work take place in Georgia. The organization must be a GWC Partner and non-profit 501c3 organization. To apply, submit a one page proposal in a word document format that includes a project budget, identifies measurable and achievable results and outlines the work plan for the project.  Submit the proposal via email to Dana Skelton at [email protected] by August 31, 2017.  The funds will be disbursed to grantees upon receipt of a signed grant contract.  Projects must be underway by February 15, 2018 and a report on progress will be due at that time. If you do not have a copy of the 2016 GWC Strategic Plan, contact Gina Rogers at [email protected].

 

Required Groundwater Report Running Behind Schedule

For Immediate Release
Required Groundwater Report Running Behind Schedule
ATLANTA, GA (July 11, 2017)—During the 2015 Georgia Legislative Session the House of Representatives passed House Resolution 1198, which required the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) to issue a report detailing its review of current underground drinking water regulations by June 30, 2017. The report has yet to be issued by EPD, but new groundwater contamination has been identified since 2015 as a result of leaking coal ash ponds at coal fired power plants round the state. Read the full release at https://www.gawater.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/2017_07_11Groundwater-report-late.pdf