Preparing the Consortium Verification Page


Tanagram of an alligatorBlank General & Water Consortium Page
Blank General & Water Consortium Page


Blank Forestry & School Forest Consortium Page
Blank Forestry & School Forest Consortium Page

You must submit a consortium verification page if one or more of the following apply:

  • An outside organization, including a public agency, is providing one-third or more of the total match, that organization's Chief Executive Officer's signature MUST be included on the consortium page. Failure to include the partnering CEO's signature will result in disqualification of the proposal.

    The chief executive officer is the highest-ranking employee or officer of the partnering group and typically has the ultimate authority to enter into contracts and commit institutional resources, e.g., the school district superintendent (not principal nor curriculum director), agency administrator (not regional or facility director), or the organization's executive director.
  • An individual is providing 1/3 or more of the total match, that individual's signature MUST be included on the consortium verification page. Failure to include this signature will result in disqualification of the proposal.
  • A public agency and/or corporation is involved in the project, regardless of the amount of match they may provide or compensation they receive, the individual(s) involved must sign the consortium verification page. For example, if an employee of the Department of Natural Resources will be serving as a guest speaker, and the DNR will not be providing 1/3 or more of the total match, then the individual serving as the guest speaker needs to sign the consortium verification page. If the DNR will be providing 1/3 or more of the total match, then the Secretary of the DNR must sign (see #1 above), and the individual serving as the guest speaker need not do so, for the Secretary has signed on the individual's behalf.
  • Submitting in the School Forest Education Plan category or the School Forest Implemenation category and the forest is managed in partnership, the consortium verification page must be signed by the partnering managing organization.
  • Submitting in the School Forest Implementation category and the proposal includes any type of forest management activities (e.g., removing invasive species, harvesting and/or planting, developing a management plan), the local Department of Natural Resources (DNR) forester must sign the consortium verification page even if he/she will not be directly involved in the project.

Consortium signatures that are faxed to the applicant and then submitted with the proposal are acceptable. Consortium verification pages faxed directly to the WEEB office will not be accepted.

In order to conserve paper, you may cut and paste information (including signatures) from multiple organizations onto the consortium page.