Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

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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 program to provide competitive matching grants from $5,000 to $400,000 to local, regional, state, and national nonprofit organizations, including government entities.

The application system for the Traditional and Metro O25/U25 grant cycle is closed for FY2014. All funds have been awarded and there will not be a second round of funding.

$1 million of the $3.494 million appropriated to the CPL grant program for FY2014 is dedicated to the Expedited Conservation Projects (ECP) grant cycle. The application system for the ECP grant cycle opened August 1, 2013 and will be open continuously though May 14, 2014, or until all funds are awarded. The ECP grant cycle is closed for FY2014. All funds have been awarded.

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Information for Grant Applicants

Many of the requirements for this grant program are based on recommendations by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council (LSOHC) to and approved by the Minnesota Legislature. These requirements were incorporated into the DNRs Conservation Partners Grant Program Accomplishment Plan as approved by the LSOHC. Links to all years of legislation and Accomplishment Plans are provided below.

 

 

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