Grant Description

This competitive grant program funds multipurpose drainage management practices, targeting critical pollution source areas to reduce erosion and sedimentation, reduce peak flows and flooding, and improve water quality, while protecting drainage system efficiency and reducing drainage system maintenance for priority Chapter 103E drainage systems. Practices include eligible on-field, on-farm, and on-drainage system practices within the benefited area or the watershed of a Priority Chapter 103E Drainage System.  
These grants can be an “external source of funding“ for water quality improvements, wetland restoration or flood control purposes, in accordance with: 1) Section 103E.011, Subd. 5. Use of external sources of funding; 2) the multipurpose water management provisions in Section 103E.015 Considerations before drainage work is done; and/or 3) other applicable provisions of Chapter 103E.


Reporting Overview

A workplan must be developed in eLINK and approved before work can begin on this grant. 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. If you need make revisions to the workplan after it has been approved and
locked, please consult with your Board Conservationist.

Grant recipients are required to report on grant outcomes, activities, and accomplishments in eLINK according to the requirements outlined in the grant agreement and policies within BWSR’s Grants Administration Manual.  Clean Water Fund grant agreements stipulate that the grantee must “comply with requirements for project signage.” The logo may be displayed on legacy-funded construction projects; at access points to any land or water resources restored, protected, or enhanced through Legacy funds; or on printed and other materials funded with money from one or more of the funds. The Legacy logo should be prominently displayed on the grantee’s website.

eLINK Reporting Requirements

Attribute

Details

Program Policy

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

Administered By

BWSR

Application Completed in eLINK

Yes

Proposed Indicators in Application

Yes

Grant Agreement Distributed Through eLINK

Yes

Exempt from eLINK Reporting

No

Additional Report Attachment

No

Non-eLINK Reporting Required

No

Workplan

Yes

Match Requirement

25%

Activity Details (Practices & Indicators)

Yes

Mapping

Yes

Rates & Hours

Yes – use this tool in eLINK to calculate Full Time Employees funded through the grant

Expenses

Yes

Actual Results

Yes

Payment Schedule

50/40/10

 

Contact

Marcey Westrick
Clean Water Coordinator