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Apply for BWSR Grants

BWSR grants provide funding to local units of government to deliver soil and water conservation services to their communities. Grant funds support and increase local capacity to implement programs and, provide cost-share with landowners who install conservation practices on their land to benefit state water and soil resources.

Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

The Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) is accepting proposals from Minnesota Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) within the CREP project area for funding under the CREP Outreach and Implementation project (as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) and funded through the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF)). The purpose of this project is to accelerate staff capacity to deliver the MN CREP. These funds must supplement any existing Farm Bill Assistance (FBA) staff currently in place and may not be used as a substitute. Application deadline: continuous, as long as funding is available.


BWSR Grant Programs

Clean Water Fund

State Conservation Cost-Share

Natural Resources Block Grant (NRBG)

SWCD Conservation Delivery Grants

SWCD CREP Outreach and RIM Reserve Services Grants

Clean Water Legacy (One-time funding for this program was approved in 2007, 2008 and 2009)

Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources

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