Expedited Conservation Project Grant Cycle (ECP)

Thank you for your interest in the Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program. A special fourth round of short-term Expedited Conservation Projects (ECP) is currently open until March 18. Applications for this special round must have a project end date of June 30, 2026. Applicants, please review the updated request for proposals and full funding schedule and best practices documents.

  • 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.

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