De-Go-La Matching Grant Program
The Matching Grant program is intended to provide a nominal amount of funding to non-profit organizations and units of government within the De-Go-La RC&D Service Area. Participants are required to submit an application to the RC&D Council by the specified deadline. All applications are then reviewed by a committee. Grant applications are ranked according to needs, benefits, and attainment of area plan elements. Selected applications are then submitted to the Board of Directors for funding. Applicants are eligible to submit one (1) application per year. Selected projects must be carried out within one year of approval. In addition to the benefits of funding projects, the De-Go-La RC&D Council offers this program as a way to introduce many organizations to the process of preparing grant proposals.
Organizations who have been awarded a grant in the previous year are ineligible to apply for the current year.
Applications will be evaluated on the following questions:
If approved, grantee will sign a Cooperative Agreement and agree to:
Projects that have been funded include:
2002 - Yoakum Volunteer Fire Dept. - Equipment Purchase; Jackson SWCD - Conservation Education; Jackson County Red Cross - Fire Protection; Copano Bay SWCD - Conservation Education; Shoreline Enhancement Association - Beautification; Neptune Harbor Homeowners Association - Fire Protection; Blanconia VFD - Rural Fire Protection; Refugio Community Development Foundation - Economic Development; Lavaca Medical Center - Workforce Training; Skidmore VFD - Rural Fire Protection
2003 - Goliad VFD - Rural Fire Protection; Skidmore VFD - Rural Fire Protection; Pettus-Tuleta VFD - Communications; Karnes City VFD - First Response Vehicle; American Red Cross - Emergency Operations; Blanconia VFD - Rural Fire Protection; Goliad Community Network - Telecommunications; Literacy Volunteers of Calhoun County - Adult Education
2004 - American Red Cross/Crossroads Chapter - Rural Fire Protection; Goliad VFD - Rural Fire Protection; Moulton Fire Dept. - Rural Fire Protection; County of Lavaca - Emergency Communications; Copano Bay SWCD - Water Quality; Thomaston VFD - Emergency Communications; Nordheim VFD - Rural Fire Protection; Westhoff VFD - Rural Fire Protection; Yorktown Fire Dept. - Rural Fire Protection; Ander/Weser VFD - Rural Fire Protection
2005 - Jackson County; Helping Hands of Jackson County, Calhoun County; Calhoun SWCD, Refugio County; Copano SWCD, Bee County; Boys and Girls Club of Beeville, San Patricio County; Pride of Taft and City of Taft, Lavaca County; Moulton Fire Department and Vysehrad I.S.D.
2006 - Bee County; Skidmore VFD, Pawnee Volunteer Emergency Service Dept., Blanconia VFD, Gone Country 4-H Club, Pettus-Tuleta VFD, Pawnee 4-H Club - Calhoun County; Calhoun SWCD#345 - Goliad County; Goliad VFD - Karnes County; Mid Gulf Chpt. TX. Section, Soil & Water Conservation Society - Lavaca County; Moulton Fire Dept. - Refugio County; Copano Bay SWCD - Victoria County; Nursery VFD
2007 - Calhoun County; Calhoun SWCD#345, Olivia - Port Alto Community Association - Fayette County; Flatonia VFD, Muldoon VFD - Goliad County; Goliad VFD, Ander/Weser VFD - Jackson County; Jackson County 4-H - Karnes County; Falls City VFD, Karnes City VFD - Lavaca County; Moulton Fire Dept. - Refugio County; Refugio VFD - San Patricio County; San Patricio County Adult Literacy Council, San Patricio SWCD
2008 - Bee County; Beeville VFD - Dewitt County; Helping Hands & Hearts for Yoakum - Fayette County; Ellinger VFD - Lavaca County; Hallettsville VFD, Sacred Heart Catholic School - Refugio County; Copano Bay SWCD #329
2009 - Bee County: Pettus-Tuleta VFD - Calhoun County; Calhoun SWCD#345 - Lavaca County; Moulton VFD, Yoakum VFD - Refugio County: Austwell VFD