Grant Description

This competitively-funded program establishes community projects on residential properties, and is intended to enhance pollinator habitat in key corridors, raise awareness for residential pollinator protection, and showcase best practices.

For additional information regarding acceptable vegetation and expenses allowed under this grant, please visit FAQ: Acceptable Vegetation and Expenses for Lawns to Legumes Demonstration Neighborhood Grant.

2020 Demonstration Neighborhood Grant Recipients

Recipient Grant Title Amount Requested Amount Approved
Healthy Lake Winona Pleasant Valley Pollinator Corridor $30,534 $30,534
City of Maplewood

Pollinators by the Yard: Maplewood Demonstration  Neighborhood Grant

$39,440 $39,440
Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission Resilient Yards for Pollinator Conservation in Northside Minneapolis $40,000 $40,000
Corcoran Neighborhood Organization Pollinator Project $40,000 $40,000
City of Brooklyn Park

Habitat and quality of life with affordable housing communities in Brooklyn Park

$40,000 $40,000
Carlton SWCD   Carlton SWCD 2020 Lawns to Legumes $40,000 $40,000
Longfellow Community Council

Longfellow Community Council: Lawns to Legumes Demonstration Neighborhood

$40,000 $40,000
Cottonwood SWCD Cottonwood, Jackson, and Heron Lake Pollinator Partnership $29,500 $29,500

Sherburne SWCD

Eagle Lake Community Demonstration Neighborhood $29,760 $29,760
Rice SWCD Building Connections Between People and Pollinators $20,000 $20,000
Chisago SWCD Chisago Rusty Patch Project $40,000 $40,000
Anoka Conservation District Mississippi and Rum River Pollinator Corridor Demonstration Neighborhood $40,000 $40,000
Scott SWCD

Lawns to Legumes Demonstration Neighborhood in Northern Scott

County
$40,000 $20,766

 

Reporting Overview

A workplan must be approved before work can begin on this grant. For guidance in creating a work plan, please download the eLINK Guidance Document: Creating a Lawns to Legumes Demonstration Neighborhood Grant Workplan (PDF). The workplan should be developed in eLINK using the activities proposed in the application, although BWSR may require additional details at this stage.  The workplan will lock upon submittal to BWSR for approval, preventing edits to the approved budget but allowing you to enter expenses and reporting details as work is completed.

A Landowner Agreement Example is available for use between the grantee and landowner(s).

Grant recipients are required to report on grant outcomes, activities, and accomplishments in eLINK according to the requirements outlined in the grant agreement. Grantees must adhere to the Lawns to Legumes logo use policy.

Paid invoices or receipts and documentation of in-kind must be uploaded to the Attachments tab of the grant in eLINK as part of payment request.

 

eLINK Reporting Requirements

Attribute

Details

Program Policy

This program follows the Lawns to Legumes Program Policy.

Administered By

BWSR

Application Completed in eLINK

Yes (see RFP)

Proposed Indicators in Application

No

Grant Agreement Distributed Through eLINK

Yes

Exempt from eLINK Reporting

No

Additional Report Attachment

Yes: Paid invoices or receipts and documentation of in-kind must be uploaded to the Attachments tab of the grant in eLINK as part of payment request.

Non-eLINK Reporting Required

No

Workplan

Yes

Match Requirement

10% match required in high-priority areas; outside high-priority areas, a 25% match is required.

Activity Details (Practices & Indicators)

Yes

Mapping

Yes

Rates & Hours

No

Expenses

Yes

Actual Results

Yes

Payment Schedule

Reimbursement (quarterly). Requests may be submitted once quarterly, with quarterly deadlines on March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31.

The grant agreement stipulates that quarterly reporting (with or without payment request) is due by the final date of each quarter. Please note that we will allow a 10 day grace period in quarterly reporting to balance complete reporting for each quarter with timely processing of payments (subject to approved reports). For example, reporting for the quarter ending March 31st must be submitted by April 10.

BWSR recognizes that due to lag time in local board approval of invoices, payment on expenditures from a previous quarter may need to be requested on a future report.

 


 

Contact

Gwen Steel
Grants and Reporting Specialist
Tara Kline
Conservation Technician