Cost share grant applications open

Shoreline Restoration, Photo by: P. Erdmann
Shoreline Restoration, Photo by: P. Erdmann

The application period for the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District Cost Share Grant program is open! Grant funds are available to residents, associations, nonprofits, schools, businesses, and cities for projects located within the boundaries of the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District. Many types of projects are eligible for grant money. A few examples include: raingardens, shoreline buffers, permeable pavers, native restoration, and more!

This year there are new applications forms and a new grant ranking process. Make sure to look at the application materials early to get your questions answered. The application deadline is Friday, March 20 by 4 PM.

2020 Application Deadline: Friday, March 20 by 4 PM. Apply Here

What changes were made to the cost share program?

Applicants will see changes to application materials. There are new project specific forms to fill out and plant list forms. On the application page, applicants should follow the steps, which include filling out the main application, project form, plant list form (if applicable), and budget form. There is a checklist provided to make sure you have completed all the needed steps.

Those projects that require plants will need to use the District’s plant lists, provided on the applications page, in Step 4. Types of projects needing to use our plant lists include, but are not limited to, raingardens, shoreline buffers, and native restorations.

Need help?

Visit the grants page for more information, or contact Erica at esniegowski@ninemilecreek.org or 952-358-2276. You may also submit a draft application to esniegowski@ninemilecreek.org by March 13 for review and feedback. Staff will provide brief comments on your application before you submit your final application. There is also a cost share information session on February 19.

Cost Share Information Session

Come learn more about cost share grants, eligible projects, and how to apply. Ask questions about your project idea.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 5:30-6:30 PM

Nine Mile Creek Watershed District (12800 Gerard Dr, Eden Prairie) in the board room