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 deadlines are February 1st and August 1st at 3:00 PM. Match funding may come from direct dollar and/or in-kind funding. Teton Conservation District (TCD) considers projects that fall within any of the District’s Strategic Plan categories: Agriculture, Mapping Resources and GIS, Restoration and Sustainability, Planning and Development, Water Resources, and Wildlife. TCD generally funds projects that take place within in the District area, which encompasses all of Teton County and Wyoming’s portion of Yellowstone National Park.
How to Apply
Prior to submitting an application, contact Phoebe Coburn, Communications Specialist at Teton Conservation District, in order to be assigned a District staff member that will work with the applicant to finalize the application. Phoebe can be reached at (307) 733- 2110 or by email at phoebe [at] tetonconservation.org.
The application can downloaded here as a PDF or a Word Document. Submit a single PDF file electronically to phoebe [at] tetonconservation.org and mail 10 hard copies to Teton Conservation District, c/o Phoebe Coburn, PO Box 1070, Jackson, WY 83001. Hard copies may also be dropped of in-person at the District office at 420 W. Pearl Ave. in Jackson. The application deadlines are February 1st and August 1st at 3:00 PM.
All final applicants will be invited to give a 15 minute presentation and question and answer session to the Teton Conservation District Board of Supervisors regarding their project proposal.
Successful applicants can download grant reporting instructions in a Word Document format.
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.