Welcome to the
Northwest RC&D Council
Located in Northwestern Alabama, the mission of The Northwest Alabama Resource Conservation and Development Council is to implement and promote impact, driven projects and activities designed to promote the sustainability and productivity of the abundant, natural and human resources of our five-county, target area while improving the quality of life within the community.
We provide services to Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Marion, and Winston Counties.
Each RC&D Grant Project helps Alabama communities grow and prosper.
- Who can benefit from RC&D?
We award grant funding opportunities to 501c3 non-profit organizations and units and sub-units of government for special projects that enhance our human and natural resources to improve the quality of life for local Alabama citizens.
- What types of projects are funded?
We fund projects that fall into two categories: Education Fund Projects and General Fund Projects. An Education Fund Project must have an educational component. All projects without an educational component are considered General Fund Projects.
- Which Council do you contact?
If the project will be completed in Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Marion, or Winston Counties, select Northwest RC&D Council
- When do you apply for grant funding?
All RC&D projects run on a fiscal year cycle, beginning on October 1. Applications are reviewed before October 1 to ensure all approved projects may begin at the start of the fiscal year.
Already gotten a grant from Northwest RC&D? Looking for how to submit your final report? We’re looking forward to reading about your project.
Grant applications will start to be accepted for the 2024 fiscal year beginning April 1, 2023, through June 30, 2023. The fiscal year begins on October 1, 2023.
Note: We have transitioned to a new grant management process.
New Users: Please click on “Create New Account” to complete the registration process and create your logon credentials.
Existing Users: Please enter your credentials and log in. If you forgot your password, please use the “Forgot your Password?” link to the left to reset your password. Not Sure? If you think that you or someone at your organization has already registered in the system, do not create a new account. Please contact our Grant Administrator to receive your username.
Moving forward, you will now be required to provide a second point of contact when creating your account.
Once you have created your account, select the RC&D Council you wish to apply with. Not sure which Council to apply with? If this project covers Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Marion or Winston Counties select: Northwest RC&D Council
About Northwest RC&D Council
We provide local leadership to develop and carry out a plan for conservation, improvement, and development.
We work to make our communities stronger.
There are so many ways to describe RC&D; however it is basically people doing things for other people.