"You may be aware Land Conservation District Committees (LCDC’s) were notified recently that they were deemed ineligible after applying for the National Landcare Program’s Environment Small Grants. Their ineligibility was a result of their status as Unincorporated and/or State bodies and not incorporated groups in the application process.
LCDC’s that applied for the Environment Small Grants have been shocked by the news. For over thirty years they had been successfully applying for Federal environment funding and while the small one off 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants in 2015 was a precedent to these guidelines, most were unaware of the new changes”.
The local message is to inform everyone the LCDC had previously been registered as a State Government Entity in January 2013. This will be rectified immediately to reflect the correct Entity Type and solve issues of ineligibility for future Federal environment funding.