The Nine Mile Creek Watershed District was recently awarded an Opportunity Grant from Hennepin County for our non-profit stormwater best management practice project.
The District received $60,000 to install four large rain gardens and one vegetated swale on five non-profit properties in Bloomington and Edina. This Opportunity Grant will fund $60,000 of the total project cost and will offset capital improvement funds utilized by the District. You can find more detail about these properties and the projects here: ninemilecreek.org/current-projects/nonprofits-grant/
About the Hennepin County Grants
Hennepin County offers both the Opportunity Grant and the Good Steward Grant. These grants provide financial and technical assistance to landowners and local governments for projects that preserve and restore the county’s natural resources and improve water quality. Individuals, non-profits, local governments, and businesses can all apply. The projects funded by these grants help the county adapt to a changing climate that is wetter and warmer. Projects that naturally filter and retain water can improve water quality and help reduce localized flooding. Projects that add more trees and native plants help manage stormwater and capture carbon. These grants use the combination of the natural and built environments to help protect people and places. Find out more here: hennepin.us/residents/environment/natural-resources-funding#natural-resources-grants