Grant Description

Buffer Cost Share grants provide funding to SWCDs for cost-sharing contracts with landowners to implement riparian buffers or alternative practices on public waters and public ditches consistent with Minnesota Statutes 103F.48. More information on this program, including a Buffer Cost Share Frequently Asked Questions document, can be found on the Minnesota Buffer Law main page.

Reporting Overview

Buffer mapping can be a simplified polygon in the general location.

The Buffer Cost Share program is subject to the requirements outlined in the grant agreement, Clean Water Fund Policy, and the policies within BWSR’s Grants Administration Manual. Funding is provided through the Clean Water Fund, making these grants subject to all Clean Water Fund reporting requirements, including use of the Legacy logo where applicable and practicable.

Grantees should report expenditures and Actual Results in eLINK. Mapping in eLINK is required. Buffer mapping can be a simplified polygon in the general location. Enter the acres of buffer installed within the Activity Details. As count of parcels brought into compliance and acres treated are the most important measurable outcomes for this grant, it is not necessary to enter pollution reduction estimates. The total number of parcels brought into compliance under the grant must be reported in the final Progress Report narrative.

The grantee is required to maintain a list of eligible applications for Riparian Buffer cost share assistance, and send this list to the BWSR Grants Coordinator by the dates specified in the grant agreement.
 

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eLINK Reporting Requirements

Attributes

Details

Program Policy

Clean Water Fund – Subject to all CWF requirements, including use of the Legacy logo.

Administered By

BWSR

Application Completed in eLINK

No

Proposed Indicators in Application

No

Grant Agreement Distributed Through eLINK

Yes

Exempt from eLINK Reporting

No

Additional Report Attachment

No

Non-eLINK Reporting Required

Yes – a list of eligible applications must be submitted to Grants Coordinator

Workplan

No

Match Requirement

None

Activity Details (Practices & Indicators)

Yes

Mapping

Yes

Rates & Hours

Yes (if funds used for staff time)

Expenses

Yes

Actual Results

Yes

Payment Schedule

100% Advance Payment

Contact

Gwen Steel
Grants and Reporting Specialist