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. TCD considers projects that fall within any of the Strategic Plan categories, including: Agriculture, Mapping Resources & Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Restoration & Sustainability, Teton County Planning & Development Regulations, Water Resources, and Wildlife. Applications for TAC grants are accepted twice annually, in August and February. Learn more about the application process and current and past TAC Grant awardees below.
how to apply
TAC grant funds are open to all applicants and require a 50% match from the applicant. Match funding may come from direct dollar and/or in-kind funding. Please provide concise information and attach additional information as may be appropriate with your application. Applicants must contact Tom Segerstrom, Executive Director of TCD, prior to submitting an application in order to be assigned a TCD staff member that can work with the applicant to finalize the applications. Tom can be reached either by email by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone by calling 307-733-2110. All final applicants will be invited to give a 15 minute presentation and question and answer session to the TCD Board regarding their project proposal.
Submit a single PDF file electronically to email@example.com, as well as 10 hard copies mailed to: Teton Conservation District, c/o Emily Hagedorn, P.O. Box 1070, Jackson, WY 83001. Hard copies may also be dropped of in-person at the TCD office which is located at 420 W. Pearl Ave. in Jackson.
Grant applications must be received by TCD no later than the February 1/August 1 deadline at 3:00 PM Mountain Time.
The TCD Strategic Plan can be found here.
Successful applicants can download grant reporting instructions in a Word Document format.
Current tac grant projects
Inversion Labs received a TAC Grant during the August 2017 cycle. The purpose of the project proposed by Inversion is to assess the impacts to air quality caused by vehicle emissions in Teton County in collaboration with the WYoming Department of Environmental Quality. What makes this project particularly exciting is the equipment it employs in the assessment of air quality, the S500 Air Quality Monitor, which is a portable air quality monitoring device made by the New Zealand based company 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's project here.
Crane creek ranch Waterways assessment & improvements
Crane Creek Ranch is a privately owned ranch along the Snake River east of Wilson, WY. Under the management of the Morgan family, this important piece of the Snake River Corridor has continually been maintained, improved and supported. With the help of TAC Grant funding, the Morgan family is moving forward on implementing water quality improvements outlined in the Crane Creek Conceptual Design Plan. The Morgans are continuing to steward the property, monitoring and observing hydrologic and ecosystem health, as well as contributing in-kind value to the project such as materials and labor. Together, TCD and the Morgan family are working to continue promoting and protecting the overall health of the Snake River and its larger ecosystem.