Cuyahoga SWCD Conservation Action Grant & Scholarship Application Form
Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) is a unit of local government. We work with local landowners and communities within the county to implement programs and practices that protect and restore healthy soil and water resources.

Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) established the Conservation Action Grant & Scholarship Fund and is offering small grants and scholarships for conservation education and projects aimed at improving soil and water resources. Grants and scholarships for up to $1,000 will be awarded in March and September on a rolling basis. Applicants may access a grant application through the Cuyahoga SWCD website,, or by requesting an application by calling 216/524-6580, ext. 1003.

Cuyahoga SWCD Board Chair, Sherri Lippus stated, “the board’s goal is to provide at least 75 grants or scholarships by Cuyahoga SWCD’s 75th anniversary in 2024.” Successful project applications are those related to Cuyahoga SWCD’s mission to implement programs and practices that protect and restore healthy soil and water resources, with a special emphasis on engaging underserved populations or those with financial barriers to project implementation.

Cuyahoga SWCD will offer reimbursement grants and scholarships up to $1000 based on project or scholarship type, demonstrated need and benefit. Grants are awarded twice per year, in March and September. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis.

Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer, providing services to the public without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status.
Email address *
Applicant/Organization Name *
Which of the following best describes the applicant? *
Contact Name *
Contact Mailing Address *
Contact Email Address *
Contact Phone Number *
Please select the type of project: *
Project Name *
Project Location *
Project Description. Please be sure to include the project goals, activities to be undertaken, how the project conserves or restores soil and water resources in Cuyahoga County, community benefits, and any project partners. *
What is the proposed project timeline (starting and ending months)? *
What is the amount of this request? *
Project Budget. Please list all anticipated expenses and any matching funds. *
Acknowledgements: The applicant agrees to be responsible for its own actions and for any damage or third-party liability arising from the activities related to this project. The applicant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Cuyahoga SWCD from any and all losses, claims, damages and expenses from or arising out of the acts of omissions of the applicant and its officers, directors, agents and employees under the agreement. The applicant agrees that obtaining needed permits is the applicant’s responsibility. The Cuyahoga SWCD is not responsible for the safety or organizers or participants in the project/event, or for providing insurance coverage. *
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