ASN Now Inviting Applications for Watershed Stewardship Grant Program

We are pleased to announce that the Alberta Stewardship Network (ASN) is inviting Watershed Stewardship Groups to submit applications for the Watershed Stewardship Grant Program - Fall 2006, for grants of up to $5,000. Under Water for Life: Alberta's Strategy for Sustainability, the Government of Alberta (GOA) and its partners recognize the tremendous grassroots effort found in communities across the province to care for our watersheds and water resources. To support this effort, the GOA has provided further funds to the Alberta Stewardship Network (ASN) to, in turn, provide support for Watershed Stewardship Groups*.


Early submission deadline: Monday October 2, 2006, by 4:30pm (for review by grant administrator)
Final submission deadline: Monday October 16, 2006, by 4:30pm

Application Form and Checklist:

The grant application includes two documents: an ASN Grant Application Form and an accompanying ASN Grant Application Checklist, both of which need o be submitted for the application to be complete. A sample completed pplication is also available. All documents are available on the the ASN website or by phoning 1-877-727-5276 (1-877-7-ASK-ASN). To check your project fits ith our grant and complete the application process call Sarah Hipkin, the SN Grant Administrator, toll-free at 1-877-727-5276. Attached is an example of an application form for reference only; please use an electronic version for your actual application.

Evaluation of Applications:

Successful applicants will be selected on the merit of the project escribed. The project must have clear and measurable outcomes that contribute to 1) increased awareness and knowledge of local watershed** issues and/or 2) improved conditions of local watersheds**. Applicants will also be asked to describe how the project or initiative contributes on a local scale to the goals of the Water for Life strategy.


* "Watershed Stewardship Group" is a broad term used in the Water for Life strategy to encompass diverse types of community partnerships that are volunteer-based and actively engaged in environmental stewardship of their local watershed. Such groups are inclusive (they may include individuals, organizations, agriculture, industry, municipalities and other forms of local government) who work together to set common goals and achieve shared outcomes.

** A "watershed" is an area of land, bounded by topographic features that drains water to a shared destination such as a lake, river or ocean.

For More Information:

Please contact Sarah Hipkin, the ASN Grant Administrator, toll-free at 1-877-727-5276 (1-877-7-ASK-ASN), or visit the ASN website, and click
on the link from the homepage.

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