Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

CPL logo - restore, protect, enhance, fish game wildlife habitatThank 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. Please review the updated request for proposals and full funding schedule and best practices documents. The application system will begin to accept applications for the first round of New Applicant, Traditional and Metro Project awards beginning on August 1, 2024.

FY2022 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 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. 

CPL Frequently Asked Questions

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