Fiscal Year 2015 SWCD Funding Update

AISWCD regrets to inform the 97 Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Illinois that the balance of the second IDOA District Operations allocation, for fiscal year 2015, will not be distributed due to the present state of finances within the state government. Districts should not anticipate any further funding from IDOA for fiscal year 2015. We thank everyone for all their efforts especially AISWCD Lobbyist, Mike Hoffmann; Executive Director, Kelly Thompson; and Administrative Coordinator, Gina Bean and for all of the Directors and Employees in SWCDs who helped make phone calls to legislators. This we know is not good news; however, AISWCD is working on fiscal year 2016 budget. At this time, the SWCD funding remains flat thus SWCDs can expect the District Operations allocation to remain stable as it has been over the past several years.