CPL Grants - How to Apply

  1. Use the CPL grant cycle comparison chart This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. to determine which grant cycle best fits your project.
  2. Read through the applicable RFP below for complete program information and requirements.
  3. Review the CPL Payment Manual This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. for information on the reimbursement process and documentation that will be required.
  4. Read through the information in the Application Supporting Documents and Information section at the bottom of this page as it applies to your project and activities (Restoration, Enhancement or Acquisition).
  5. Meet with the Land Manager or Easement Holder responsible for the land on which your project will take place. This person will need to complete the Land Manager Review and Approval Form This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (required for all projects at time of application submission).
  6. If your project will take place on a public water, you must also have the DNR Area Hydrologist complete the Public Waters Project Form This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it..
  7. Use the Project Planning Form This link leads to an Word document. as a tool to begin compiling information before the application system opens.    

    Apply now!

The The Application System for all grant cycles will open August 1st. The Traditional and Metro grant cycles will have a 6 week application period. The ECP grant cycle will be open continuously through May, or until all funds are awarded. All applications must be completed using the online application system and must have all required documents attached by the deadline of the grant cycle being applied for. Click here to sign up for the CPL listserv to receive an email when information is available.

Application Supporting Documents and Information:                             

 Applicant Forms