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Cost Share Information
Lower Minnesota River Watershed District
The Cost Share Incentive and Water Quality Restoration Program will award $20,000 to private or public water projects.
According to the District's water management plan; cost-sharing awards, made to institutions and individuals, aim "to provide educational, technical and financial assistance to landowners (residential, commercial, industrial... etc.); to implement projects that have water quality, water quantity, channel maintenance, trout stream, fen or wetland restoration, or aquatic habitat benefit within the District."
For clarifications, you can call District Administrator Linda Loomis at 763-545-4659, or email her at email@example.com.
Nine Mile Creek Watershed District
The Nine Mile Creek Watershed District is offering financial assistance for projects that protect and improve water and natural resources within the Nine Mile Creek Watershed.
Cost Share funds are awarded for up to 75% of a project's cost with maximum grant awards of $3,000 for residential projects, $10,000 for lake, townhome, and condominium association projects and $25,000 for commercial, nonprofit and government projects. The Nine Mile Creek Watershed District Cost Share Program will accept applications through Friday, March 24, 2016.
Projects should achieve one or more of the following:
- improve water quality or increase the capacity of the watershed to store water
- preserve, protect, and restore native plant and wildlife habitat, with emphasis on locations at or near lakes, rivers, and wetlands
- protect and preserve groundwater quality and quantity
Have questions? Attend an information session on Wednesday, February 15 from 5:30-7:00 PM to learn more about eligible projects and how to apply. The information session will be held at the District's office in the Interpretive Room (12800 Gerard Dr, Eden Prairie, 55346).
Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District
The Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek Watershed District is now taking applications for its 2017 cost share program. The program provides funding assistance for the design and construction, restoration or implementation of stormwater management best management practices (BMPs) that protect and conserve water resources in the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District.
First round deadline: April 13, 2017
More information is available on the district website.
Richfield-Bloomington Watershed Management Organization
Richfield-Bloomington Watershed Management Organization does not have a cost share program at this time.