BWSR offers a variety of competitive and noncompetitive grant programs to its local government partners. These funds may be appropriated through the Clean Water Fund, Lessard Sams Outdoor Heritage Council, the general fund, or direct appropriations.

When funding opportunities are available through BWSR, opportunities to submit competitive or noncompetitive funding requests will be listed on this page.

CREP Outreach and Implementation

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 the 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:  May 30, 2019.

One Watershed, One Plan Planning Grants

BWSR is currently accepting proposals for One Watershed, One Plan planning grants. Planning grants are available to groups of counties, soil and water conservation districts, and watershed districts within a One Watershed, One Plan Planning Boundary to assist with the costs of developing a plan. Application deadline: Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 4:30 pm.