Traditional Grant Cycle

The application for the fiscal year 2020 Traditional cycle is now closed. Reviews are underway and applicants will be notified of awards by Dec. 13.

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

  • Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations and government entities
  • Projects must occur on public lands or waters or lands protected by a permanent conservation easement
  • Competitive grants evaluated with the CPL Evaluation Criteria Table
  • Grants from $5,000-$400,000 with a 10% non-state match requirement and a total project cost cap of $575,000
  • Projects that protect, restore or enhance forests, wetlands, prairies & habitat for fish, game and wildlife in Minnesota
  • Protection projects include fee title and permanent conservation easement acquisitions
    • Land acquired in fee must be open to all seasons of hunting and fishing
  • Up to 2 rounds of funding (if funding remains from the 1st round).

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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.