The Clean Water Fund was established to implement part of Article XI, Section 15 of the Minnesota Constitution, with the purpose of protecting, enhancing, and restoring water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams in addition to protecting ground water and drinking water sources from degradation. The appropriation language governing the use of these funds is in Laws of Minnesota 2017, Chapter 91, Section 7. These funds must supplement traditional sources of funding and may not be used as a substitute to fund activities or programs. Final funding decisions will be dependent on the actual funds available.
The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources is accepting proposals from partnerships of local governments wishing to collaboratively write a comprehensive watershed management plan under BWSR's One Watershed, One Plan program. The following proposal guidelines provide greater detail on this specific Request for Proposals (RFP) process.