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Importance of Bees

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2016

In school, after school programs, and community events provided youth and adults an educational venue to learn why honeybees are important to humans and the role of bees in agriculture and how to protect bees and other pollinators from ecological threats. Videos, models, handouts, and beekeeper tool …


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Autauga County Water Festival 2016

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2016

Autauga County hosted its annual event to teach the importance of conserving and protecting our natural resources-LIKE WATER! Attendance of 850 (Fourth- graders and 130 volunteers with outreach circulation including public, private, and homeschooled children). The highlight of the festival was a mag …


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Pine Level Marbury Park Playground

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2016

Playground equipment was purchased and installed in the community. Site location is the Pine Level Recreational Park with outreach opportunity for 20,000 residents.


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Chef in the Schools

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2016

Purchase supplies for a healthy cooking class for youth. Students between 4th & 8th grade were introduced to food sanitation, preparation, cooking, decorating, and nutrition through educational activities. Classes included Gingerbread House Decorating, Tasty Roots, and Smoothies.


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Friends of the Forest

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2016

Classroom presentation and field day on the importance of forests & wildlife habitats. Over 800 students & 60 volunteers attended the event at Jimmy & Martha Hughes’ TEASRURE Forest property.


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Kindles for Kids

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2016

Kindles were purchased for the media center at South Highlands Middle School in Union Springs. Kindles will be used to improve students’ reading comprehension skills, critical thinking skills, and test scores. Kindles will be placed in the library, student population of 600.


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TAP Computer Training Center

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2016

Purchase a security system with eight cameras and install steel bars around the safe that stores 33 computers. Over 500 people are serviced in Midway and surrounding communities.


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Fitness Fun

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2016

Purchase playground equipment for Union Springs.


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Conversion of Storage Area Training/Break Room

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2016

Grant funds provided the Union Springs Fire Department the opportunity to convert a storage room into a training/meeting room and to purchase a television, computer, printer, air conditioner, video camera, and dry erase boards for first responders. They now have a place and the equipment for proper …


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Almeria Volunteer Fire Department Equipment Replacement

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2016

Purchase 8 Self Contained Breathing Apparatus and a Thermal Imaging Camera.


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Old Time Farm Day

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2016

This outdoor event hosts educational awareness on the importance of pollinators! The theme was Pollinators: Our Hardworking Heroes. Held on two scheduled dates, one day was for KIDS and one day for general public. Total outreach: 500-800 children and 1000-1500 general public.


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Healthy Living Families

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2016

Purchased industrial equipment to train youth, grades 9-12, in healthy cooking, food preparation, canning, food preservation, and food safety. Equipment included refrigerator, freezer, and hand mixers.


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Industry Community Center

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2016

Purchase and install 32 new windows in the Industry Community/ Club Center located in Georgiana.


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Fain Senior Center Renovation

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2016

Purchase and install items for renovation, including ceiling fans, shelving, doors for front entrance, exit door, four internal doors, room petitions, and refinish of floors for entire center.


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Funtastic Fort Park and Carrville Skate Park

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2016

Supplies to repair park fence and replace woodchips. Repair of fence provided a safer play area for children. New woodchips added to the visual and environmental presence.


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Putting the Pieces Together

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2016

Mid-South partnered with South Central Alabama Development Commission Area on Aging to provide jigsaw puzzles, scrabble, word search books, and bingo games for residents in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and senior centers in Bullock, Butler, Elmore, Lowndes, Montgomery, and Macon Counti …


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4-H Bob White Quail Project

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2016

Mid-South RC&D partnered with Alabama Covey Rise Chapter of Quail Forever to fund an incubator, water reserve system for incubator, plastic quail egg trays, signage, and quail eggs. Diminishing Bob White Quail in Alabama has created a need for repopulation and education on conservation of the sp …


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Elmore County Volunteer Fire Department Handheld Thermal Imaging Camera

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2016

Purchase an ISG x 380 Handheld Thermal Imaging Camera to locate trapped persons, hot spots in house/building, lost elderly or impaired persons.


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Kowaliga Volunteer Fire Department

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2016

Fire department needed an onsite ice machine to provide cold water during extreme heat for fire fighters.


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2016 Lee County Water Festival

Project County: Lee | Completed in 2016

Along with Mid-South RC&D, many other organizations/individuals contributed to the success of the water festival, held at the Beard Eaves Coliseum at Auburn University. Over 1350 students, 20 teachers, and 120 volunteers attended. The focus was on conservation and preservation of natural resourc …


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Experiencing History Phase I

Project County: Lee | Completed in 2016

Mid-South RC&D and Lee County Historical Society partnered to complete this project. Educational signage and displays were purchased for a circa 1830 Creek Indian Log Home. The Creek Indian Log Home is located at the Pioneer Park in Loachapoka, Alabama.


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Hydrants in Mosses

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2016

Purchase a fire hydrant for The Mosses Water and Sewer Board to install.


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Communications Enhancement Program

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2016

Purchase of 4 mobile radios for the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department to provide communication coverage county-wide for patrol unit and the E-911 Communication center.


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Building Resources Through the Library Improvements

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2016

Purchase computers for the Hayneville/Lowndes County Public Library to benefit patrons completing research, resume building, download of job applications, and other needed areas.


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Supporting Our Students

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2016

Purchase book bags for At Risk Students to offset “back to school” expenses. 225 students received book bags.


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After School/Summer Academic and Enrichment Program

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2016

Purchase three computers, printer, & supplies. STEP (Student Tutoring and Enrichment Program) provides tutoring, homework assistance, computer, and internet use for students performing below grade level focusing on reading & math.


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Calhoun Fire Department

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2016

A fire hydrant was purchased and installed to secure the need for protection of residents in the community.


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Restoration of Brush Truck in Collirene

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2016

Repair the water pump on the Collirene VFD brush truck, to purchase wildland firefighting equipment and wildland Fire Personal Protection Equipment (turnout gear).


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Correcting Drainage Problems

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2016

Purchase and installation of new pipes which replaced damaged pipes. The area services over 800 citizens.


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Progressive Ag Safety Day

Project County: Macon | Completed in 2016

Macon County City Park was the outdoor venue for the event. Secure materials to enhance and provide a safe location for the 150 students and 30 volunteers. Checkpoint stations included GEM Safety, Bus Safety, Gun Safety, Drug Safety, Health Safety, Food Safety and Internet Safety.


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Tuskegee Women’s Agriculture Project

Project County: Macon | Completed in 2016

Purchase two wheel tractor (BCS 739), a 26” tiller & bedder attachment. The project trains women in farm equipment use, teaches crop production strategies, and develops mentors. Equipment overview, hands on demos & soil management training provided by a BCS Representative & field conserv …


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Mobile Community Garden (TULIP)

Project County: Macon | Completed in 2016

Purchase a portable storage structure and supplies to create the mobile community garden.


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Project Educate Conservate

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2016

Purchase fish, tents, rods, reels, bait, & tackle for outdoor youth fishing & conservation classes. The annual youth fishing rodeo included a conservation awareness program by “Leave No Trace” trainer Skip Essman. Youth learned to plan fishing outings, proper waste disposal during camping …


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Wingard Park in Grady Improvements

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2016

Purchase and install outdoor fitness equipment (leg press, hand cycle machine and chest press machine) for Wingard Park in Grady. Outdoor adult fitness equipment is currently in need for upgrades to promote health awareness for general public.


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Emergency Preparedness for Older Individuals & Persons with Disabilities

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2016

Purchase emergency preparedness survivor kits for at-risk seniors, persons with disabilities & caregivers. Over 500 individuals got kits.


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Cool Room for the Elderly and Disabled

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2016

Mid-South partnered with South Central Alabama Development Commission-Area on Aging to help sixteen senior citizens in Bullock, Butler, Lowndes, Macon, and Montgomery Counties. Citizens needed fans or air conditioners in their homes due to the extreme heat being experienced this summer in Alabama.


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PHS Track & Field Construction

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2015

The PHS Track Booster Club is working with the Autauga County BOE to construct a regulation Track & Field behind Prattville High School.


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Autauga County Water Festival

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2015

To teach approximately 850-900 4th grad students about the importance of our natural resources and how to conserve and protect them.


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Red Door Theatre Support

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2015

To build a lobby in the auditorium and to buy promotional and marketing supplies.


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Spark The Park

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2015

Spark the Park is the Union Springs Recreational Centers initiative focused on equipping one of the city’s parks with the necessary equipment to encourage the community to visit and utilize the park. The plan is to provide a pavilion style sitting area with picnic tables and shrubbery.


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Guerryton Community Garden

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2015

To construct a wiregrass tunnel house kit to increase production capacity.


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Smuteye Volunteer Fire Department

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2015

To purchase an auxiliary 2” water pump to put on the fire truck so fireman can extinguish house fires and brush fires.


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Purchasing a Backhoe

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2015

To purchase a new backhoe.


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Preserving Searcy School House

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2015

To restore the Searcy Schoolhouse to the original and architectural design.


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Old Time Farm Day-Dig Deeper

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2015

To promote soil conservation and the awareness of the importance of soil in our daily lives.


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Sammy Soil Costume

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2015

To purchase a Sammy Soil Costume for educational programs.


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Freezer Acquisition

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2015

To purchase a new 3 door freezer.


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Kids ‘N Ag

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2015

To provide 4-6 grade students the opportunity to learn about agriculture.


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Waters to the Sea: Discovering AL

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2015

To provide copies of the newly released interactive DVD “Water to the Sea.”


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Leadership Elmore

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2015

To distribute brochures highlighting outdoor activities in Elmore County to attract Tourism.


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Technology Update Loachapoaka Library

Project County: Lee | Completed in 2015

To purchase ipad airs for Loachapoka Library.


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Connecting People and Food

Project County: Lee | Completed in 2015

To provide information and hands on activities that promote a healthy lifestyle for children and adults.


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Lee County Water Festival

Project County: Lee | Completed in 2015

Festival to educate children on the role of surface and groundwater cycle.


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Building Resources Through Library Improvement

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2015

To improve literacy rate by increasing the children and adult services by adding new books and labeling rows of our collection.


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Lowndesboro Volunteer Fire Department

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2015

To purchase materials for a building.


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Calico Fort

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2015

Re-roof restrooms and country store.


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Civil War Lecture Symposium

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2015

The Lowndesboro Landmarks Foundation, Inc. requests financial assistance to host a symposium on the 150th anniversary of the Wilson Raiders.


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Senior Center Project

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2015

Demolition and removal of debris of existing structure to prepare for the construction of the Senior Center Project.


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Supporting Our Students

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2015

To purchase book bags to low-income students.


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Lighting the Path of the Trail

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2015

To provide solar powered lights on the Civil Rights trail through the rural, impoverished short segments nearby Selma, White Hall, and Montgomery, AL.


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Campsite 4 Experience

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2015

To purchase photographs from the Spider Martin Civil Rights Collection to be displayed at the museum.


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Seeds of Plenty Community Garden

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2015

To create a community garden a community garden.


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Grain Drill for Montgomery County Underserved Farmers

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2015

To help underserved farmers have access to a grain drill.


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Family, Food & Fortitude

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2015

To provide family advocacy strategies which improve the health and economic well being of limited resource families.


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Technology Talk

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2015

To teach students and adults how to utilize current technology at school, home and the work place.


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Urban Sprawl Meets Wildlife

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2015

To develop a signature “spotlight” program entitled “Urban Wildlife 101” that will couple notable wildlife curriculum with a hands-on Urban Wildlife Educational Resource Kit to be used in Autauga, Elmore, & Montgomery Counties.


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Protect-Educate-Conservate

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2016

June is a month that “lures” many to the great outdoors, especially for Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department.   Kicking off their annual fishing rodeo with over 300 youth in attendance, ponds had been stocked with 1600 pounds of catfish!   Grant also supported the development and hosting of a prem …


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Restoration of Lowndes County Brush Truck

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2016

Collierene Volunteer Fire Department’s mission is “to suppress fires; to save lives; and to protect property.” Our council supported their mission of service with a grant for the Restoration of Brush Truck and Wildland Equipment and Turn out Gear. Mid-South RC&D was there!


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Macon County Safety Day

Project County: Macon | Completed in 2016

Macon County City Park was the location site for Progressive Ag Safety Day event 11 May 2016. The Safety Day included eight outdoor education stations-Internet Safety, Bus Safety, Firearm Safety, Drug Safety, Health Rock and Food Safety. What a great day for180 students and 30 volunteers sharing and …


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Old Time Farm Day- October 2016

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2016

It’s a Family Affair! Greenville, Alabama was the location for Butler County’s Annual Old Time Farm Day. The two day weekend event features a Kid’s Day on Friday and general public on Saturday.   Butler County Soil and Water Conservation District set up a booth. This year’s theme was POLLINATORS – O …


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4-H Bob White Quail Project

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2016

Mid-South RC&D Council, Inc. partnered with Alabama Covey Rise Chapter of Quail Forever in support of the pilot grant program – 4-H Bob White Quail Project. Incubator, water reserve system for incubator, plastic quail egg trays, signage and quail eggs were budget items requested. Diminishing Bob …


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Experiencing History Phase I & II

Project County: Lee | Completed in 2016

Preserving history through restoration is part of the Mid-South RC&D Council, Inc. mission and vision. Lee County Historical Society (LCHS) owns and operates the Pioneer Park located in  Loachapoka, Alabama.   A renovated circa 1830 Creek Indian Log Home had been restored and moved to the park. …


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Union Springs Volunteer Fire Department Training Room

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2016

When the siren sounds, we are there. The Union Springs Volunteer Fire Department has dual responsibility to their citizens in Union Springs and areas of their community-protection from fire and operates the Bullock County Rescue service which handles automobile accidents involving entrapment. Limite …


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Autauga County Friends of the Forest

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2016

The Friends of the Forest (FOTF) is an educational program designed to teach the importance of private forest land and private forest landowners regarding multiple use management of our forests’ natural resources. The 10th Annual FOTF event was held on the property of private landowner in Autauga Co …


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Azalea Training Center

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2018

Funds awarded to purchase computers, software and furniture.


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Autauga County Water Festival

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2018

Educate 4th grade students, teachers, volunteers on the importance of protecting and conserving our water resources, presentation by The Fishing Magician with hands on educational activities for students.


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City of Prattville MS4-QCP

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2018

ACSWCD requested funds to acquire MS4 facilitator to educate City of Prattville personnel, homebuilders, land developers and homeowners; included site inspections and notated problems.


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Tools and Supply for Truck

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2018

Autauga County Rescue Squad, Inc. – funds support purchases of three side rail tool boxes, air compressor and power wrench.


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Learning Through Lanark

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2018

Autaugaville School Field trip to ANC-actively engage students in an outdoor learning environment –Lanark Field Days. This slideshow requires JavaScript.


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Education Tour Trailers

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2018

Funds awarded to purchase two tour trailers for landowner educational tours in multi-county areas.


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Keep Our Green Space

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2018

Grant funds supported purchase and installation of (3) tree hugger benches in Pratt Park.


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C.A.M.O. KIDS

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2018

Purchase enclosed cargo trailer and supplies to safely store-transport educational and outdoor supplies.


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The City of Union Springs/Pavilion and Kitchen

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2018

Grant funds used to construct an outside pavilion –Union Springs Trail-provide quality public facilities/programs for access.


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Town of Midway –Merritt Community Complex

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2018

Purchase plumbing materials for installation.


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Union Springs VFD Monitor and Water Curtains

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2018

Funds awarded to purchase monitor and two water curtains; protect firefighters, increase firefighting capabilities enhance exposure protection.


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Firehouse Repairs – Shackleville VFD

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2018

Purchase concrete, reinforcement materials -25x30x6 concrete slab for fire house truck bays.


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Chromebooks and Cart-McKenzie School

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2018

Purchased Chromebooks with management software and storage cart.


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Smokey Bear Suit

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2018

Purchased a Smokey Bear Suit to assist foresters in providing public education awareness on fire prevention and fire readiness in schools, special events and communities throughout Butler County.


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Butler County Forestry Youth Camp

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2018

Grant funds used to purchase 22 twin mattresses for bunk beds in camp cabins.


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F.I.W. Volunteer Fire Department

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2018

Funds were used to purchase (15) 32 Channel Hand held two-way radios and pagers.


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Ag and Career Education Days

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2018

ACES-ELMORE-Funds used to provide transportation for students and educational event materials.


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Sparking the Arts-Elmore County Youth Art Show

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2018

Purchase display panels w/storage facility, awards, printing, scholarships.


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Tallassee Mills Preservation

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2018

Preservation of 1884 Tallassee Mill – removing stair well, window casements, repair windows, doors, tilling debris.


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Bobwhite Quail Project

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2018

Purchased bobwhite quail day old chicks and quail eggs to educate 4-H youth on environmental stewardship and conservation education.


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Tulotoma Snail Trail Phase One Mural

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2018

Funds used to paint murals for Downtown Main Street Wetumpka, Alabama.


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Heimlich Heroes

Project County: Lee | Completed in 2018

Curriculum materials to train and educate 4-H youth in the Heimlich Maneuver were purchased with grant funds.


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Elder Abuse and Neglect Awareness Event

Project County: Lee | Completed in 2018

Grant funds used to support Elder Abuse and Neglect Awareness Month Event.


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Lee County Extension

Project County: Lee | Completed in 2018

Funds supported the purchase of a refrigerator / freezer to accommodate children and adults attending classes, meetings, or other programs.


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Lee County Extension

Project County: Lee | Completed in 2018

Purchase a double oven stove to provide diabetic cooking classes in partnership with East Alabama Medical Center.


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Lee County Water Festival

Project County: Lee | Completed in 2018

Grant funds used to educate 4th graders about the effects of unclean water/water ways including the Amazing Water Planet Magic Show.


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Lee County Soil Health Workshop

Project County: Lee | Completed in 2018

Purchased soil health test kits, infiltration kits, slake test kits for soil health workshop.


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Central Elementary School Library Teaching Reading through Technology

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2018

Funds used to purchase Chromebooks.


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Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2018

Purchase personal protection vests with cases for torso area of body; includes firearm safety protection for deputies.


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The Fort Deposit Senior Center

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2018

Funds used to assist in the partnership with new senior center in Ft Deposit. Purchased a stove, refrigerator, ice maker, washer/dryer, (2) Televisions, (1) computer.


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Fishing for Families (MCSWCD)

Project County: Macon | Completed in 2018

Grant awards used to stock pond and site enhancement for general public use.


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District 3 Multi-purpose Trail and Picnic Tables

Project County: Macon | Completed in 2018

Purchased materials needed to provide a crusher run multi-purpose walking trail and picnic tables.


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Montgomery County Water Festival

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2018

Funds supported the Environmental Magic Show.


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MCSWCD Tables/Chairs/Tent Educational Outreach Programs

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2018

Grant funds used to purchase tables/chairs/tents for outreach programs and events.


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Youth Summer Program and Conservation Program

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2018

Grant Funds used to purchase educational materials to develop an Outdoor Classroom for youth during the summer months, including portable restrooms, wildlife classes and stock ponds for fishing.


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MCSWCD Grain Drill

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2018

Purchased a 10’ Great Plains No-Till Grain Drill for Montgomery County farmers and landowners.


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Swim and Safety Program

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2018

Grant supported the purchase of materials for the Girl Scouts’ Lifeguard/CPR Training and Certification classes.


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Alabama Birding Trails Education and Outreach

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2018

Funds awarded used to design, produce and install (2) 36×48 signs and metal stands in the MSRCD council area with logo. Develop curriculum and hold workshop for teachers held at Alabama Nature Center-Lanark-Millbrook, Alabama.


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New Playground Equipment for Autaugaville School

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2019

Purchased and installed new playground equipment for the elementary students of Autaugaville School creating a safe and secure place to play and have physical exercise and activities.


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Conservation Partnership with Autaugaville School and RC&D

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2019

Students attended a full two-day program at Alabama Nature Center in Millbrook, AL that included two naturalist led outdoor activities plus a trip through the Nature Center’s hands-on discovery hall and live animal presentation.


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Friends of the Forest

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2019

Fifth grade students attended a field event which educated them on the importance of wood products, as well as, becoming good stewards of their natural resources.


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Autauga County Ground Water Festival

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2019

To educate 4th grade students, teachers, and volunteers on the importance of protecting and conserving water resources and included a presentation by The Fishing Magician with hands on educational activities for students.


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Autauga Creek Erosion Control

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2019

Purchased flexamat permanent erosion control to install on the bed of Autauga Creek which will enable better recreational and maintenance access to the creek.


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Bullock County Ground Water Festival

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2019

Educate 4th grade students, teachers, volunteers on the importance of protecting and conserving water resources and included presentation by The Fishing Magician with hands on educational activities for students.


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Marbury High School Ready for Robotics

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2019

Purchased robotic classroom kits and individual advanced kits which support the STEM curriculum in constructing and programming robots.


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Dementia Friendly First Responders Training

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2019

Dementia training toolkits were purchased for First Responders.


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Bullock County School Security

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2019

To ensure the safety of all teachers, staff, and students by upgrading school locks and doors.


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Annual Bullock County Kids Fishing Derby

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2019

Purchased catfish to stock a netted pond, as well as, 100 rods and reels for youth participants in the Annual Fishing Derby, which gives the youth an opportunity to learn how to fish and build social skills.


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Union Springs Senior Center Air Conditioner

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2019

Purchased a new air conditioning unit for the senior citizens’ benefit who utilize the center on a daily basis.


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Smuteye VFD Equipment for Fire Truck

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2019

(Purchased fire equipment for a pumper fire truck, which was donated to the VFD from a sister VFD.


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City of Union Springs Safety Seating

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2019

Chairs were purchased for Senior Citizens use at the Nutritional Center in Union Springs.


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Bullock County EMA Vehicle

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2019

Bullock County EMA Vehicle (Bullock): Purchased a truck for Bullock County EMA use and equipped with emergency tools for emergencies 24/7.


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The Reading Tree

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2019

To purchase materials to construct “The Reading Tree” deck and benches for an outdoor reading classroom that accommodates up to two full classes of students at a time.


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Butler Estates Fire Hydrant Grant

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2019

Purchased and installed a fire hydrant in Butler Estates Community.


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Butler Co 4-H Wildlife Project

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2019

‘Model/Animal Replica’ kits were purchased to engage students in science and nature by teaching them through hands on demonstrations about animals found in Butler County.


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Sensory Playground

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2019

To enhance the Special Education Department’s facilities by purchasing sensory playground items for children with autism, sensory disorders, and physical limitations.


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Butler County 4-H Club

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2019

To purchase equipment for a start-up archery program for youth in Butler County.


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Town of McKenzie VFD

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2019

Purchased truck, two (2) mounted and five (5) digital hand radios for the Town of McKenzie VFD to use for their service of and protection of the citizens of McKenzie and surrounding areas.


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Alabama Wildlife Federation Conservation Education and Live Animal Encounter Resource Materials

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2019

Purchased materials and equipment to use in delivery of outdoor educational programs at Alabama Nature Center.


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City of Millbrook Park and Recreation Project

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2019

Purchased twelve (12) park benches and twenty (20) trash receptacles for Millbrook Park for use by citizens who frequent the park, walking trail, and picnic pavilion.


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Redland VFD- Phase 2

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2019

Purchased extraction equipment for Station 2, which will also be shared with three other departments.


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Santuck VFD Supply Line

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2019

Purchased supply hose to equip pumpers and tanks which will provide a greater level of fire protection to the community.


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CERT Training Programs

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2019

Purchased training supplies needed for Pro Pac CERT backpacks and CERT neck wallets to equip CERT trained citizens for safety and emergency responses in times of emergency or disaster.


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Road Improvements for Middle Rd. / Madix Drive

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2019

Funds were used to fully implement the road improvements needed to make travel conditions on Middle Rd. and Madix Dr. easier for all drivers.


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Our Rich History

Project County: Lee | Completed in 2019

Purchased materials for school field trips, music programs, archaeology camp workbooks, and supplies for children who attend on-site Saturday field trips, and a summer archaeology camp.


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The Lee County Ground Water Festival Magic Show

Project County: Lee | Completed in 2019

Funded the Amazing Water Planet Magic Show to teach 4th graders about the effects of unclean water in our waterways.


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Storage Shed

Project County: Lee | Completed in 2019

Purchased shed to house all educational items used to teach 4-H clubs in Lee County.


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Auburn Beautification Council Renovation of Rouse Corley Garden

Project County: Lee | Completed in 2019

Purchased new fencing, plant materials, & concrete benches to renovate the Garden.


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Fort Deposit’s Welcome Camp Enhancement

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2019

(Funds were used to upgrade the baby changing station; lay a concrete walkway at handicap gate; build a RV dump station to enhance the camping facilities at Calico Fort, which opens its gates to storm evacuees.


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Lowndesboro Town Hall Drive Way Entrance Paving

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2019

Funds were used to repave the entrance to Lowndesboro Town Hall and Water System Building, which enables the citizens to conduct municipal business and pay water bills without incurring additional damage to property or personal vehicles.


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Enviroscape Education

Project County: Macon | Completed in 2019

Purchased life-like replicas of water sheds to teach conservation education in K-12 classrooms throughout Macon County.


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District 4’s Multi – Purpose Trail

Project County: Macon | Completed in 2019

Funds were used to construct a multi-purpose trail, at an existing community facility, for citizens to use as they exercise and fellowship.


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Macon County Farmer’s Market Upgrade

Project County: Macon | Completed in 2019

Funds were used to upgrade crush run materials in the parking area of the farmer’s market for safety, as well as, to upgrade parking areas.


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Automatic Defibrillator Project

Project County: Macon | Completed in 2019

Purchased and put into service two (2) AFO devices, at the Little Texas VFD, to enable the ability to respond when needed for cardiac emergencies.


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Alabama 4-H Foundation

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2019

Purchased a trailer for educational equipment that’s used for youth at 4-H events at schools, expos, festivals, & camps.


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Birding Trails Interpretive Panels

Project County: Elmore, Lee | Completed in 2019

Panels were installed in Elmore and Lee Counties to provide a learning interpretive site for visitors’ bird watching.


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Softball and Baseball Field Improvements SMCA

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2019

Funds were used to install two sets of bleachers and for preparing the baseball and softball fields for other upgrades.


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Re-contruction of the Front Porch and Columns at Pine Level Community Center

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2020

Autauga County Commission, in partnership with the Pine Level Community Center Association, used the 2020 Mid-South Grant Award to re-construct the front porch and columns at the main entrance to the Community Center, which is also the accessible entrance.  It had suffered water damage; aging w …


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Parks and Recreation Kids Kingdom Umbrella Shades

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2020

The City of Millbrook has spent the last 24 plus months renovating the Kids Kingdom Park.  This park is the children’s park attached to Millbrook’s main Village Green Park.  While there are some trees, the Park’s double benches and single bench areas, and the children’s triple slides …


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Virtual Reality Kits (VR kits)

Project County: Lee | Completed in 2020

Lee County 4-H, Auburn University purchased a virtual reality kit (VR kit) through our RC&D grant for use in our 4-H programs.  This kit is used in our 4-H clubs to take a deeper look into our topics.


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Greenville High School Band Trailer

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2020

The Greenville High School Band used our grant funds to purchase a new band trailer. This trailer has given us the ability to provide a crucial resource to more then 100 band members in our Program. https://greenvillehighschoolbands.webs.com/


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Hands on Liberty in Elmore County Schools

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2020

The Liberty Learning Foundation used our grant funds to provide the Hands on Liberty Program (a civics and character education program) to 34 second grade classrooms within all five elementary schools in Elmore County.


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CERT Class

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2020

Autauga EMA held a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training class with grant provided by Mid-South. Class dates were from: 18 Jan 2020 – 7 March 2020. We had 16 people sign up for class, with 14 actually finishing and awarded course completion certificate.


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Fire Education

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2020

A new Smokey Bear costume for the Alabama Forestry Commission replaced the old suit that is falling apart and is very old.  This costume will be used to educate school children about fire safety.


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Roll Up Doors to Enhance Safety

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2020

The Shackleville Volunteer Fire Departyment used the grant funds to purchase two roll-up firehouse doors and nine High Visibility Traffic Safety Vests.  With this grant funding the doors and safety vest our firefighter’s safety and efficiency will be enhanced.


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Training Mannequins

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2020

Autauga County EMA presented Rescue Randy, Casper the CPR Dog, and one adult CPR Water Rescue Mannequin to the Autauga County Rescue Squad to perform necessary training for their members. The grant from Mid-South was greatly appreciated by all participants in Autauga County.


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Elmore County myEMAapp

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2020

Elmore County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) created the Elmore County myEMAapp to help our office better communicate messages to our organizations and community. The app provides a variety of preparedness, readiness, response, and recovery functions that are easy to access within the app. W …


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Rose Memorial Library

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2020

The city of Georgiana, in conjunction with the Three Arts Club, used our funds to purchase children’s books for the Rose Memorial Library.  These books have helped us increase the number of volunteers and patrons in our library.


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Saving Historic Downtown Loachapoka

Project County: Lee | Completed in 2020

The Lee County Historical Society used Mid-South RC & D grant funds to partially restore one of two historic buildings in Loachapoka that were in danger of being lost to deterioration. The building restored will become a community meeting hall and will be available to the public for educational …


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Annual Bullock County Kid’s Fishing Derby

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2020

The Bullock County Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby promotes sense of community and team work among youth participants and mentors. Fishing activities provided teach children lessons in the fields of biology, zoology, chemistry and environmental science. They also learn responsibility, independence, respe …


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Autauga County Master Gardeners Association Community Gardens

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2020

The Prattville-Autauga Demonstration/Community Gardens are major projects of the Autauga County Master Gardeners Association (ACMGA). Started in 2004, these food producing and ornamental gardens have been in constant production since that time and Master Gardeners donate on average 1,300 pounds of f …


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PCREP Family Fun Day

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2020

Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Alabama A&M University received grant funds from Mid-South RCD to provide reading materials and educational enhancements to Montgomery families with young children. The primary goal of the Parent Child Reading Enhancement Program (PCREP) Family Fun Day pro …


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Campus Indoor Security Cameras

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2020

Central Elementary School used grant funds to install indoor security cameras throughout our buildings as we have an open campus.  These funds have given us the ability to secure our campus for faculty, staff and students creating a more safe environment for all.


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Life Skills

Project County: Lee | Completed in 2020

The Lee County Extension System used our funds to purchase updated equipment for our Educational room.   Once we are able to meet face to face we will have the ability to provide Life Skills to more than 700 residents but, due to COVID19 we have not been able to provide Life Skills to the …


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Connecting Youth to Nature through Journaling and the Arts

Project County: Lee | Completed in 2020

The Lee County Historical Society used our grant funds to purchase the supplies with which to offer youth a summer camp that focuses on observing and exploring nature through expository, poetry and descriptive writing, as well as through the visual arts using drawing, sketching, and water colors. Du …


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Alabama Rivers: Celebration through Education

Project County: Lee | Completed in 2020

The Alabama Water Watch Association (alabamawaterwatch.org) used our grant funds to purchase copies of the book, Alabama Rivers: A Celebration & Challenge, and to cover printing costs for the curriculum, An Educator’s Guide to Alabama Rivers, that will be provided to 200 educators who participat …


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Emergency Management Vehicle Purchase

Project County: Macon | Completed in 2020


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Community AEDs

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2021

The Tallassee Fire Department purchased 7 automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) for use in the Tallassee community. Tallassee Fire Department received 2 of these devices to be placed on our Fire trucks. Tallassee Police Department received 1 for use by patrol officers and the remaining 4 were pla …


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Personal Protective Equipment for Firefighters and Community

Project County: Macon | Completed in 2021

Little Texas VFD purchased personal protective equipment (PPE) from vendor Bama-Bio Tech.  This consisted of N95 face masks and hand sanitizer in various sizes to meet the need of COVID-19 in our community.


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Heart Start AED Grant

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2021

The Shackleville Volunteer Fire Department Inc. used our grant funds to purchase a new AED with spare battery, 2 sets each of adult and pediatric pads/electrodes, and a backpack carry case.  This AED and accessories will be utilized in our primary and mutual aid response areas. This grant has g …


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Fire Truck Equipment

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2021

The Smuteye Volunteer Fire Department used our grant funds to purchase an air compressor and a rescue chop saw. This equipment will give us a quicker response time to callouts and enhanced capabilities on site. Our service area is all of Bullock County.


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Communications Enhancements for Elmore County

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2020

The Elmore County Fire Fighters Association used funds purchased a new VHF repeater for the Elmore County Amateur Radio Emergency Service and a new VHF repeater for Volunteer Fire Departments in the South end of Elmore County. The funds also purchased a new, commercial quality antenna for the Elmore …


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Healthy Hands For Our Schools

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2021

The Butler County Conservation District used our grant funds to purchase small bottles of hand sanitizer.  This has given us the ability to distribute 2,325 clip on hand sanitizers for grades 5th – 12th in every school in Butler County.  Students can clip these bottles to their book bags f …


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Basketball Goals for Underserved Youth Education, Mentorship and Tutoring

Project County: Lee | Completed in 2021

The Family Enrichment Center of Loachapoka requested of the Mid-South RC&D funds for the purchase of basketball goals to enhance the community and offer educational benefits through the Education Grant. The project began in earnest in October after funds were approved.  We got an additional …


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Safety Procurement

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2021

The Greenville Fire Department used our grant funds to purchase 5 sets of turnout gear for our firefighters. This equipment has given us the ability to provide protective clothing for our firefighters as they fight fires in our community.


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Eclectic FD EMS cardiac monitor

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2021

We completed purchasing the new monitor and all needed consumable supplies.  After a period of training and learning the unit, it was placed in service and has been in service since February 18.  During that time, it has been used to evaluate and treat over 40 patients. The timing turned o …


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First Responder Protection

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2021

The Bullock County Commission/Rescue used grant monies to purchase protective vests for our rescue team members. Fourteen vests were issued to our members giving them the added protection they so desperately need. It has become so dangerous in the field we operate in and there is always the possibil …


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Temp Times

Project County: Macon | Completed in 2021

The Macon County Soil and Water  Conservation District purchased 120 thermometers, 6 first aid kit and batteries for all thermometers and refills.  All 6 schools in Macon County will benefit from these items, thus helping protect students, faculty and community.  This will help enable …


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Ladder Grant

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2021

Replaced aging fire safety ladders to allow members of Pine Level FD to safely provide fire safety for our community.


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Improving Student Safety Through Compliance

Project County: Autauga | Completed in 2021

The Autauga County Firefighters Association used our grant funds to perform critical life safety compliance testing on Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for the county Fire/EMS program at the Autauga County Technology Center. This testing assured that units being utilized by students of the …


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Butler County Public Radio Improvements

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2021

The Butler County Commission used our grant funds to purchase 25 new mobile radios. This new communication equipment has given us the ability to assist four volunteer fire departments in our county. These radios went to serve the Garland, Starlington, Boilling, Sand Cut, Wald, Mashville, and Midway …


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Grateful for Greenville Mural

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2021

Mid-South RC&D recently awarded the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce a community grant in the amount of $4,350 to assist with the Chamber’s mural trail project in downtown Greenville. The mural project, which is currently a series of three murals, began in early 2020. The first mural, which i …


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Drones

Project County: Lee | Completed in 2021

We purchased 6 Drones, extra batteries and chargers, and a competition obstacle course to use with our Lee County 4-H youth.  These supplies have been a resource to get back into several classrooms and continues to support our education of STEM activities.


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EA Outdoor Seating, School Disinfecting

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2021

Edgewood Academy used our grant funds to install touchless water bottle refill stations, outdoor lunch / class seating, and classroom disinfectant. These purchases helped greatly, enabling us to maximize the space on our campus and minimize the impact of COVID on our students and faculty, with very …


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MANE and MANE 4H Tack and Equipment

Project County: Montgomery | Completed in 2021

MANE and the MANE 4H program purchased new, well made and well-fitted tack to accommodate riders of varying disabilities and sizes. These additional tack purchases will be used by the special needs riders of the MANE program and used and cared for by 4H members and 4H Cloverbuds of the MANE 4H Horse …


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Supporting the Future of Bullock County

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2021

Since March 2020, Bullock County Schools operated virtually, meaning, students did not report to school, instructions were provided via Internet access. As the school year progressed and as the CDC released guidance on how students and staff could return to face to face instructions, Bullock County …


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4-H Pedal Power Project

Project County: Macon | Completed in 2021

The Macon County 4-H program used grant funds to purchase 10 hybrid bikes with cycling equipment/gear, which has helped us establish a Macon County 4-H Cycling Club of over 75 members and counting, including youth and adults. This project aims to educate both youth and adults on the safety of cyclin …


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Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office: Body Cameras

Project County: Lowndes | Completed in 2021

The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office used grant funds to purchase body cameras for each officer on their force. This has given the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office a way to provide both safety and protection for not only the police force, but citizens of the Lowndes County area.


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Replacing AEDs

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2021

The Butler County School System used our grant funds to purchase ten new Zoll 3, AED’s and six wall mounting cabinets for them. This has given our schools a chance to upgrade the old AED’s that were at their ‘end of life’ time span. This has brought our six existing school campuses up to date and th …


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A Playground for Our Precious Pre-K

Project County: Butler | Completed in 2021

The Butler County School System used our grant funds to purchase playground equipment. This playground equipment has given us the ability to provide access to outdoor play for our pre-k children in the school system.


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Supporting Healthcare by educating future Healthcare Professionals

Project County: Bullock | Completed in 2021

Through this grant, Healthcare professionals now have a facility and equipment to learn the latest techniques and secure employment, all within Bullock County.


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Lee County Water Festival

Project County: Lee | Completed in 2021

The Lee County Water Festival used our grants funds to reach 1000 students. We took educational items such as workbooks, activities, water bottles, hand sanitizers, and draw string backpacks. Each teacher also received baskets with the same items plus one extra activity to show the kids.


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Coosada Park Enhancements

Project County: Elmore | Completed in 2021

The Town of Coosada used grant funds to purchase a backstop and security surveillance for the Coosada Park.


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