The application system will open on Aug. 1, 2023, for round one of Traditional CPL, Metro CPL, Expedited Conservation Projects, as well as a special New Applicant Round. Please review updated request for proposals and full funding schedule and best practices for CPL applicants prior to submitting your application.
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 Minnesota DNR manages this reimbursable program to provide competitive matching grants from $5,000 to $500,000 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.
Sign up here for the CPL Listserv and be the first to know when the application system opens!
Other Related Programs:
- Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
- Clean Water Legacy Fund Grants
- Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Program
- Parks and Trails Legacy Plan