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.
Cover Crop Demonstration Program Grants
The Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) is now seeking applications for its Cover Crop Demonstration Grant Program. The application period opens September 16 and closes October 24, 2019. Up to $1,000,000 in grants are available for FY2020 with a goal of establishing 5,000 acres of new cover crop.
Eligible applicants include: Counties, Watershed Districts, Watershed Management Organizations, Soil & Water Conservation Districts, or local government joint power boards working under a current State approved and locally adopted local water management plan, comprehensive watershed management plan or soil and water conservation district (SWCD) comprehensive plan.
Application deadline: October 24, 2019
Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) Competitive Grants
The Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) is now seeking applications for its Cooperative Weed Management Area Competitive Grants program. The application period opens September 3 and closes October 7, 2019. $200,000 in grants are available for FY2020 for newly developing and existing CWMAs/terrestrial weed management partnerships in Minnesota.
Soil & water conservation districts are eligible to apply for funding.
Application deadline: October 7, 2019
- FY2020 CWMA Competitive Grants RFP
- FY2020 CWMA Fact Sheet
- Erosion Control and Water Management Policy