CPL Information


Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

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All FY2018 CPL grant cycles are now open. View the application schedule here.

FY2018 RFP PDF

Thank you to the 200+ applicants and grantees who participated in the CPL program evaluation last summer. The survey results PDF are now available. 

The Conservation Partners Legacy (CPL) Grant Program funds conservation projects that restore, enhance, or protect forests, wetlands, prairies, and habitat for fish, game, and wildlife in Minnesota. Funding for the CPL grant program is from the Outdoor Heritage Fund, created by the people of Minnesota. The CPL Program has been recommended by the L-SOHC to (and approved by) the MN Legislature annually since 2009. 

The MN DNR manages this reimbursable program to provide competitive matching grants from $5,000 to $400,000 to local, regional, state, and national nonprofit organizations, including government entities.

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. 

CPL Frequently Asked Questions This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

Sign up here for the CPL Listserv and be the first to know when the application system opens!  

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