Conservation District Resources

Grants, Contracts, and Finance

Use the tabs below to find guidance and resources for SCC grants, contracts, and financial information.

Contacts - Quick Reference:

Ashley Wood | awood@scc.wa.gov | o: 360-407-6202 | c: 360-878-4093
CTD | Engineering | Envirothon | Irrigation Efficiencies | Livestock | Fire Recovery

Courtney Woods | cwoods@scc.wa.gov | o: 360-407-6114 | c: 360-878-4520
DOH –NEP | Implementation | NRCS –Task Orders | RCPP | Salmon Recovery | Sustainable Farms & Fields (SFF) | Riparian Plant Propagation Program (RPPP) | Shrubsteppe

Kate Ubermuth | kubermuth@scc.wa.gov | o: 360-407-7617 | c: 360-878-4784
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) | Natural Resource Investments (NRI) | Shellfish | RIT | Early Action | Flood

Nicole Boyes| nboyes@scc.wa.gov | o: 360-407-6209 | c: 564-669-3149
Contracts

Need help? Contact the Financial Team

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Nicole Boyes

Contracts Manager
Phone:
(360) 407-6209
(564) 669-3149
Cell:
(564) 669-3149
(564) 669-3149

Nicole joined the Conservation Commission team in November 2022. Prior to joining the Commission, Nicole worked for Thurston County’s Office of Housing and Homeless Prevention, where she worked with Federal and State funded grants and contracts. Nicole has also worked with government contracts for the City of Arcata, CA, and has worked with tribes in California and Washington. Nicole earned a M.S. in Wildlife Biology from Humboldt State University, where she studied Roosevelt Elk on the Makah Reservation and surrounding managed timberlands of the Olympic Peninsula. In her free time, Nicole enjoys hiking and camping with her family. 

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Sarah Groth

Director of Accounting and Budget
Phone:
(360) 407-6205
(360) 790-3501
Cell:
(360) 790-3501
(360) 790-3501

Sarah joined the Conservation Commission in January 2015. Sarah is the agency’s Fiscal Manager and is responsible for all fiscal and budget matters at the Conservation Commission. Sarah brings over 20years of financial experience in the public and private sectors. Prior to being hired on at the Commission, Sarah was a Fiscal Analyst for the Department of Enterprise Services, Small Agency Client Services division.

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Kate Ubermuth

Program Specialist
Phone:
(360) 407-7617
(360) 878-4784
Cell:
(360) 878-4784
(360) 878-4784

Originally from Connecticut, Kate moved to Washington to attend The Evergreen State College where she graduated in 2020 with her Bachelors in Gender and Women’s studies. She joined SCC in April 2022 from the Department of Licensing, bringing with her office, fiscal, and customer service experience. She is passionate about intersectional feminism and connection with nature, and is proud to work at an agency that promotes conservation and equal access to resources. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the great outdoors, knitting and crafting, reading, and occasionally freelance writing for the local online newspaper Thurston Talk. She processes monthly vouchers for Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP), Early Action, Flood, Natural Resource Investments (NRI), RIT and Shellfish grants.

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Ashley Wood

Fiscal Analyst
Phone:
(360) 407-6202
(360) 878-4093
Cell:
(360) 878-4093
(360) 878-4093

Ashley graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance. Ashley joined the SCC in February2020 after working as a Fiscal Analyst for the Office of the Attorney General. As a Fiscal Analyst, Ashley provides general support to programs and staff at all levels and performs specialized fiscal duties in the financial division. Ashley currently works with the following grants: CTD, Engineering, Envirothon, Fire Recovery, Irrigation Efficiencies, and Livestock.

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Courtney Woods

Grants Manager
Phone:
(360) 407-6114
(360) 878-4520
Cell:
(360) 878-4520
(360) 878-4520

Courtney graduated from Saint Martin’s University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She joined SCC in 2008 and has worked with all grant programs at SCC.  She is the grants manager and currently works with the following grant programs: DOH-NEP, Implementation, NRCS Task Orders, Riparian Plant Propagation Program (RPPP), Salmon Recovery, Shrubsteppe, and Sustainable Farms & Fields (SFF). Courtney is also a member of the Conservation Practice Data System (CPDS) team and publishes the monthly Financial Times Newsletter.

Budgeting, Accounting, and Reporting System (BARS)

The State Auditor’s Office (SAO) is required by state law (RCW 43.09.200) to prescribe uniform budgeting, accounting, and reporting systems that local governments must follow. The prescribed reporting requirements prepared by SAO are available in the GAAP and Cash-Basis Budgeting, Accounting, and Reporting System>(BARS) manuals. These manuals give local governments the standardized chart of accounts they must use to report their revenues, expenditures and expenses to the State Auditor’s Office every year.

BARS resources:

Contracts: Forms and Procedures

Note: This page is for contract forms only. Conservation districts should visit the Grants and Vouchers tab for their forms and templates.

Contract forms

Contract Reimbursement Procedure

Please follow policies and procedures in the SCC Grant and Contracts Procedure Manual (updated 2021) to request payments for contracts.

Grants and Vouchers: Forms and Templates

Find forms and templates related to conservation district grants, vouchers, and cost-share.

Grants and Vouchers

Cost-Share (Supplemental)

*Please Note: The Cost Share Application and Agreement form has been removed from the Financial Forms File. This is available on the CPDS system and is the only place it should be filled out; do not fill it out by hand any longer. Appendix A and Appendix B are still available. These two items need to be filled out separately from the CPDS system.

Grant & Contract Procedure Manual

The Washington State Conservation Commission (SCC) updated their Grant and Contract Procedure Manual in 2021.

Conservation districts may use this document as a reference for questions relating to SCC financial procedures.

Visit the Program Guidelines tab for program-specific grant information.

Questions about cost share? Please review the Cost Share Process (pdf).