Technical Assistance Cost Share Grants
Technical Assistance Cost Share grants provide opportunities for practitioners in the natural resources field to apply for up to 50% cost share funding for proposed projects. The application deadline is February 1st at 3:00 p.m. annually. Match funding may come from direct dollar and/or in-kind funding.
We generally fund projects that take place within in the District area, which encompasses all of Teton County, Wyoming and Wyoming’s portion of Yellowstone National Park. The Teton Conservation District Board considers projects pertaining to the District’s six program areas outlined in our Strategic Plan: Agriculture, Mapping Resources and GIS, Restoration and Sustainability, Planning and Development, Water Resources, and Wildlife.
How to Apply
Familiarize yourself with Teton Conservation District’s Strategic Plan. Prior to submitting an application, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (307) 733-2110 to be assigned a District staff member who can work with you as you finalize your application.
NOTE: A new version of the strategic plan and the Technical Assistance Cost Share grant application will be released in late fall 2019. The next application deadline is February 1, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. (You may download an old application as a PDF or a Word Document for reference. Do not submit this application, check back in for the new application in late fall 2019.)
All final applicants will be invited to give a 15-minute presentation to the Teton Conservation District Board.
Successful applicants can download grant reporting instructions in here.
Examples of Current Technical Assistance Cost Share Grant Projects
Inversion labs: assessing impacts to air quality from vehicle emissions
Inversion Labs received a Technical Assistance Cost Share Grant in the August 2017 grant cycle. The purpose of their project is to assess the impacts of vehicle emissions on air quality in Teton County. In collaboration with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, their project employs the S500 Air Quality Monitor, which is a portable air quality monitoring device made by Aeroqual. Because the S500 is compact in size and portable, it can be installed on street posts and light posts directly adjacent to roadways, allowing for samples that reflect the air quality commonly experience by cyclists and pedestrians. Learn more about Inversion Labs' project here.
Crane creek rancH: Waterways assessment & improvements
Crane Creek Ranch is a private ranch on the east bank of the Snake River. This important piece of the Snake River ecosystem has been maintained, improved, and supported under the ownership and management of the Morgan family. With the help of a Technical Assistance Cost Share Grant, the Morgan family is implementing water quality improvements outlined in the Crane Creek Conceptual Design Plan. The Morgans are continuing to monitor and observe hydrologic and ecosystem health and contribute in-kind value to the project through materials and labor. Together, Teton Conservation District and the Morgan family are working to steward the overall health of the Snake River and its larger ecosystem.