The application system for all cycles of CPL grants will open on Aug. 1 for fiscal year 2022 grants. The application system will close on Sept. 13 for ECP applications and Sept. 20 for Traditional and Metro applications. Please review the RFP and complete funding schedule for requirements and closing dates for all potential grant rounds.
Thank you to the 200+ applicants and grantees who participated in the CPL program evaluation. The survey results are now available.
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.
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