2017 Grant Cycle Open Now!

About the Cawaco Resource, Conservation & Development Council’s grant program:

Fact: Cawaco awards approximately $200,000 in grants per year

  • We look for projects where a small amount can make a big impact
  • We choose projects based upon community need, public support, and area/number of people affected

Fact: Cawaco grants are awarded on a REIMBURSABLE basis (you pay for the improvement and we will reimburse you)

Grants are awarded to non-profit entities in Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, Shelby and Walker counties of Alabama.

  • We have an education and a challenge grant program.
  • Grants are awarded on a REIMBURSABLE basis
  • What types of projects do we fund?
    • Environmental Improvements
      • Pervious pavement
      • Drought tolerant landscaping
      • Water catchment systems
      • Environmental education
    • First Responder Support
      • Equipment upgrades
      • Training
      • Radios, turn out gear, specialized rescue equipment
    • Education
      • Scholarships for low-income students to attend events
      • Equipment
      • Books and other tools that help educate a large population
    • Parks and Rec
      • Walking tracks
      • Nature trails
      • Native tree planting
      • Invasive control
    • Preservation of History and Natural Resources
      • Restoration of historic buildings & artifacts
      • Preservation of open spaces


2017 Grant Announcement


Beginning Farmer Outreach Meeting- Walker County

Once again we are partnering with USDA and Walker County Soil & Water to host a Beginning Farmer Outreach meeting in Walker County! Pass this information along to anyone with interest in agriculture. The purpose of these meetings is to connect beginning farmers to the resources that are available to help them succeed in any type of farming, including timber management. See the flyer for more info. PLEASE SHARE!

Kindergarten students and teacher Amanda Chesser from West Jasper Elementary receive garden seeds from Cawaco.

We Are Delivering Seeds!

We are currently delivering vegetable seed to community and school gardens throughout the state! The seeds are FREE but you have to apply in order to receive them! Call Patti @ 205-623-0457, or email grantfunds@live.com and request an application, or download one here

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