Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program
Metro & ECP Funding is still available for FY2015.
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.
The Traditional Grant Cycle is closed for FY2015. There will not be a 2nd round. Applications for FY2016 will be accepted starting in August of 2015.
Round 2 of the Metro Grant Cycle will open on December 15, 2014, with $1.6 million available for funding.
The Expedited Conservation Projects (ECP) Grant Cycle will be open continuously through May 13, 2015 or until all funds have been awarded.
Use the CPL grant cycle comparison chart to determine which grant cycle best fits your project.
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Other Related Programs:
- Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
- Clean Water Legacy Fund Grants
- Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Program
- Parks and Trails Legacy Plan