District Grant Application and Guidance

The FY2018 District Grant Guidance and Application Document (GGAD) is now available.  You will find all forms and information to assist you in completing your application in this document.  Applicants will find information about the district grant program including eligibility information, funding targets; along with requirements and obligations to assist them in completing a grant proposal.  You can complete your application by visiting our fillable forms page or contact us if you’d like to receive a copy in the mail.

Application Due Preliminary Final by 4pm
Small Grants   (Up to $10,000) (Optional) 8/18/2017    9/15/2017
Large Grants   (Up to $100,000) 11/10/2017 1/05/2018

This fiscal year we expect to have approximately $175,000 available to award for district projects.  There are opportunities for small and large requests.  Click here to see deadlines.


  • Review the Eligibility Information before getting started. This will save time knowing you’re applying for a grant MMSWMD can fund.
  • Determine the amount of funding that’s being requested and calculate the match required to commit to the project. Financial and organizational capability of the project is important to its success.
  • Get acquainted with the Scoring Criteria and Bonus Points. This will help you maximize your score.
  • If the grant asks for it, include it. Omitted documentation will hurt your score.
  • Use the Application Checklist and enter the page number of the content. This will help ensure you have included the required components for the application. Also, submit this checklist with your final submission.


  • A signed District Grant Applicant Profile.
  • Document and explain all anticipated costs in the Budget Document. (Reference GGAD to see bid/proposal requirements)
  • Executive Summary. Be sure to include the projects viability, efficiency, benefit, and long-term effect. Reference GGAD for more information.
  • Work Plan with project tasks and timeline/table.
  • Résumé of project manager and other key personnel.
  • Explanation of how project will be evaluated.
  • Verification of permits, licenses, etc.
  • A signed and notarized Match Commitment Documentation.
  • List of prior MMSWMD Grant Awards.
  • Requests for more than $50,000 require additional documentation. See GGAD.
  • Failure to submit required items by deadline will result in point deductions.
  • Quarterly Reporting for the duration of the project. Records must then be kept five (5) years after project is finalized/closed.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 1 PM to 3 PM, Conference Room 1A City Hall, 701 E. Broadway, Columbia.

Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 10 AM to 12 PM, Conference Room 3A, 3rd Floor City Hall, 701 E. Broadway, Columbia.

If you are interested in registering for one of these sessions, click here.

If you have questions, call or email us.  Staff is happy to clarify anything for you.