Grant Description

clean water land and legacy amendment logo

Watershed-based implementation funding is an alternative to the traditional project-by-project competitive process often used to fund water quality improvement projects. Partnerships operating under an approved Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan submit funding requests based on their prioritized plan activities. This funding allows collaborating local governments to pursue timely and effective solutions based on a watershed's highest priority needs.

Reporting Overview

A workplan must be 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. Additionally, WBIF grantees should be aware of the assurance measures for this program. 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.


Updated WBIF guidance for developing a budget request and work plan is forthcoming.

eLINK Reporting Requirements



Program Policy
Administered By


Funding Request Completed in eLINK


Proposed Indicators in Funding Request


Exempt from eLINK Reporting


Additional Report Attachment


Non-eLINK Reporting Required


Work Plan Required


Match Requirement


Activity Details (Practices & Indicators)




Rates & Hours

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

Payment Schedule