Expedited Conservation Project Grant Cycle (ECP)

All grants have been awarded for fiscal year 2022. The application system will open on August 1, 2022, for fiscal year 2023 grants. The RFP and complete funding schedule will be available in mid-July.

  • Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations and government entities
  • Projects must occur on public lands or waters
  • Non-competitive grants from $5,000-$50,000 with a 10% non-state match requirement and a total project cost cap of $575,000
  • Eligible projects that restore or enhance forests, wetlands, prairies & habitat for fish, game and wildlife in Minnesota (no acquisitions)
  • Continuous grant cycle - grant awards made every other month until all funds are awarded (up to 5 rounds).

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* A signed Land Manager Review and Approval Form is a required attachment for all applications. The Public Waters Project Form must also be completed and attached if any work will involve public waters.