The Oconee County Conservation Bank Board (OCCB) was established to protect lands with significant natural, cultural, and/or historic resources in the County that meet specific criteria by providing a financial incentive to willing landowners to convey either a conservation easement or fee simple title to eligible recipients. The Conservation Bank program will simultaneously protect valuable natural resources and private property rights.
If you would like to apply for a grant from the OCCB, please fill out the Statement of Interest form and return to the Clerk to Council. Once the Statement of Interest form has been submitted and approved by the OCCB, you will be asked to fill out the Application for Funding form and submit it to the Clerk to Council. The deadline dates for submission of applications are April 1st, August 1st, and November 1st. These forms can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also mail or drop off the form with the Clerk to Council at:Pine Street Administrative Complex
415 South Pine St.
Walhalla, SC 29691