Are you an educator who could use a little funding to help get your students outside and learning about natural resources? Our Education Grant Program helps educators in Flathead County purchase equipment and/or supplies to support conservation education activities that focus on soil, water, forestry and/or fisheries. The Education Grant Program is open to traditional and non-traditional educators of K-12 students in Flathead County who want to impart conservation values to their students.
Completed applications will be accepted from March 1- June 10, 2017. Requests can be made for any amount, but funding is limited. Funding decisions will be made by the Flathead Conservation District Board of Supervisors. Large requests (over $1,000.00) that share costs with partner groups will be given priority over large requests that do not have financial partners. Schools or organization that have not received an FCD education grant before will be given priority over those that have previously received funding.
Applicants are required to present their request at an FCD board meeting. Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 7:00 P.M. Call the FCD office at least one week prior to a meeting to be placed on an agenda. Applicants that do not attend a meeting will not be considered. Applicants will be contacted regarding the Board’s decision by September 1, 2017.
Eric Sawtelle, Earth Science and GIS teacher, Whitefish High School:
“Funding received from the Flathead Conservation District Education Grant program has been instrumental in the Whitefish High School FREEFLOW Club and GIS class field ecology projects. Funds have been used for a diverse array of GIS mapping projects including – an examination of the effects of topography on snow pack and forest productivity in addition to soil and water quality studies. Garmin GPS units, Trimble Juno data loggers, soil probes and macronutrient test kits have been purchased from FCD education grant funds.”