Expedited Conservation Project Grant Cycle (ECP)

The first round of applications for the fiscal year 2020 ECP cycle have been awarded. The second round of applications for the fiscal year 2020 ECP cycle are currently under review. The third round of applications for fiscal 2020 ECP is now open and will close on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020.

Here is the FY2020 RFP. The application system opens Aug. 1. Please consult the complete schedule for all grant rounds for fiscal year 2020.

  • 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.