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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)



One Watershed, One Plan Planning Grants - 2017 Request for Proposals

Up to $1.5 million in Clean Water Funds is now available for planning grants under the One Watershed, One Plan program.  These grants are for partnerships of eligilble local groups to use a systematic, science-based approach to watershed management to develop plans that provide the greatest environmental benefits to each watershed. The deadline for submittal of grant proposals is April 19, 2017.


BWSR Grant Programs

Clean Water Fund

State Conservation Cost-Share

Cooperative Weed Management Area Grant Program

Native Buffer Grant Program

Natural Resources Block Grant (NRBG)

SWCD Conservation Delivery Grants

SWCD RIM 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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