Grant Funds Available

Shoreline Restoration Photo by: Bush Lake Izaak Walton League, Grant Funded Project
Shoreline Restoration, Photo by: Bush Lake Izaak Walton League

Grant Money Available in 2017

Funds are available in 2017 for projects that help protect the water and natural resources of the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District. Grants are available to residents, associations, nonprofits, schools, businesses, and cities for projects located within District boundaries. Projects such as raingardens, pervious pavers, native habitat restoration and shoreline plantings are eligible for funding through the grant program. Many of these projects are also beneficial to pollinators, birds and wildlife since they include a variety of Minnesota native plants.

 

Grant funds are awarded for up to 75 percent of a project’s cost with a maximum award of $3,000 for residential projects, $10,000 for association projects and $25,000 for commercial, nonprofit and government projects. The minimum grant award is $500.

 

An information session is planned from 5:30 to 7 PM Wednesday, February 15 in the Interpretive Room at the District’s office, 12800 Gerard Dr, Eden Prairie. The session will provide more information about eligible projects and how to apply. Applications are due Friday, March 24, 2017. Applications and grant guidelines are available on the Cost Share page.

 

For more information, contact Erica, Education and Outreach Manager, at 952-358-2276 or esniegowski@ninemilecreek.org.