Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

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The application for fiscal year 2020 Traditional, Metro and ECP cycles opened Aug. 1. The application for round 2 of ECP grants will close on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, and the application for Traditional and Metro grants will close on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019.

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

FY2019 Grant Awards

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. 

CPL Frequently Asked Questions

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