Subject 600-5-2 RURAL GRAVEL ROAD MAINTENANCE PROGRAM
In compliance with the "Fair and Open Grants" Article of the "Budget Accountability and Planning Act of 1993," following is the information on a grant program being implemented by the Conservation Commission.
The Rural Gravel Road Maintenance (Dry Hydrant) Grant Program.
Rule 600-5-2-.03 The Citation to Statutory Basis for the Grant Program in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated or other General Law of the State of Georgia
Funded from the Stripper Well Settlement Agreement and Petroleum Overcharge funds through the Governor's Office of Energy Resources.
To implement energy conservation measures to conserve energy, soil, and water.
Georgia Resource Conservation and Development Council will:
|(1)||Assist approved counties with developing a plan to implement a dry hydrant water delivery system.|
|(2)||Assist the counties in locating and mapping the most strategic and available water supplies.|
|(3)||Provide design and specification criteria for dry hydrants.|
|(4)||Provide information and education programs on use and operation of dry hydrants as an energy conservation measure.|
|(5)||Work with soil and water conservation districts and county commissioners in planning and holding public meetings on the use and benefits of dry hydrants.|
|(6)||Ensure the labor and earth moving equipment are made available by local governments for installing the dry hydrants.|
Non-Profit Resource Conservation and Development Councils (RC&D) and county governments of Georgia.
|(1)||The RC&D must have non-profit status.|
|(2)||Application must be approved by the local soil and water conservation district and the county unit of government.|
|(3)||No more than 1 hydrant per 3 miles square will be approved.|
|(4)||A water source survey and a location map of anticipated hydrant installation sites must be completed prior to approval of any application.|
Applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis from counties wishing to participate. When available funds are spent or obligated, the remaining applicants are placed on a reserve list. Application form attached.
Rural Gravel Road Maintenance Program
Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission
P.O. Box 8024
Athens, Georgia 30603