Grant applications are due March 20, 2020 by 4 PM.
How to apply for a cost share grant
Follow the steps below to apply for a cost share grant. Grant applications are due March 20, 2020 by 4 PM. There are four parts to an application:
- Cost Share Application
- Project Form
- Plant List Form (if applicable)
- Project Budget Form
For questions, contact Erica at 952-358-2276 or email@example.com.
Step 1: Read the guidelines
Read the cost share guidelines. The guidelines provide necessary information about the District’s cost share grants.
Beginning in 2020, the District is using a project scoring form to assist in prioritizing projects for funding. Read how cost share grants are reviewed.
Step 2: Fill out a cost share application
Fill out the cost share application (available as a PDF or Word document). This is the base application that all applicants must fill out.
Step 3: Fill out a project form
Pick your project type and fill out the project form in Word or PDF. A project form is required for all applications. If your project type is not listed, contact the District at least three weeks prior to the application deadline at 952-358-2276.
What is a raingarden? A raingarden is a planted depressions that collects stormwater runoff. Plants with deep roots helps the runoff soak into the ground. As the water soaks into the ground, it becomes cleaner.
What is a shoreline buffer? A shoreline buffer is a vegetated area of land adjacent to a water body, designed to intercept polluted runoff before it reaches the water body.
What is permeable pavement? Permeable pavements/pavers allow stormwater runoff to soak into the ground to an underlying stone reservoir for infiltration into native soils.
What is native restoration? A native restoration includes restoring native plants, wildlife habitat, and other activities that lead to a healthier ecosystem. A healthy ecosystem is one well suited to function naturally by doing things such as providing habitat, filtering water, and regulating climate. Landscaping alters land for aesthetics or human functionality. Landscaping is not eligible for grant funding.
What is chloride reduction? A chloride reduction project is a practice that reduces excess salt used on roads/parking lots/sidewalks.
Step 4: Fill out a plant list form (if applicable)
If your project type uses plants, fill out the applicable plant list. In order to receive reimbursement for plants, you must select plants from the District provided lists. If you choose to use other plants that you will pay for with match, fill out this form.
Step 5: Fill out a budget form
Use the provided budget form to provide detail about the expected costs of your project. Refer to the Cost Share Program Guidelines about eligible and ineligible expenses.
Step 6: Review your application
Check your application for completeness using the table below.
Optional: Draft Application Review by Nine Mile Creek Staff. Submit a draft application to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 13 for review and feedback.Staff will provide brief comments on your application for your consideration before you submit your final application.
Step 7: Submit
Submit your final application, project forms and budget by March 20th, 2020 by 4 PM.
- By email (preferred) to: email@example.com
- By mail to: Nine Mile Creek Watershed District, Attn: Erica, 12800 Gerard Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55346
We only have one cost share application deadline per year. We do not accept late or incomplete applications.
Have questions on the application process or about your project? Contact Erica, Program & Project Manager, at 952-358-2276 or firstname.lastname@example.org.