Below are strategic program development and implementation tools to aid Districts in successfully delivering their local conservation programs.
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- Telling the District Story through District Showcases – Four districts are highlighted each year and showcased at the Annual Indiana SWCD Conference.
- Telling the District Story – Local SWCD stories highlight successful partnerships, conservation implementation programs, education/outreach and district capacity.
Business plans/Annual Plan of Work
Involvement in legislative activities related to state / local funding
NRCS Contribution Agreements
Depending on NRCS funding, the State Conservationist may put out a call for SWCDs interested in entering into contribution agreements for administrative and/or technical work. These agreements are typically for one year and require a 50% match. Contact your NRCS Area Conservationist for more information.
Grants – State
Outreach / Marketing of Plan:
Many nonprofit conservation organizations may be interested in working with your local SWCD.
Community Relationships / Position in the County / Knowing the Players, etc.
Your Elected Officials