Short Term Action Request Grants (STAR)

Grants to Minnesota Municipalities and Others
for Environmental Education and Conservation

GrantWatch ID#: 139741
Agency Type:


Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Coastal Council


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Grants of up to $7,500 are available to Minnesota municipalities and others for small short-term projects in the area of Lake Superior. Funding will be provided for education projects or environmental protection and management. Previous projects addressed issues regarding wetlands, invasive plants, bird migration, erosion and sediment control, and more.

Specifically, projects must address issues within Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program’s management boundary. Grant categories are:
-Coastal Outreach & Education
-Coastal Natural Resources Enhancement, Protection, and Management.


Up to $7,500

Projects must be finished within 6 months; estimated start and end dates: 6/2014 - 12/2014

State agencies
Area-wide agencies, including county and regional planning agencies
Conservation districts and port authorities
Tribal governments
Joint powers boards
Sanitary sewer boards

Projects must be located entirely within Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program’s (MLSCP) management boundary as defined in MLSCP document, unless an applicant can demonstrate that the project will have direct substantial benefits within the coastal region.

Note that the program boundary may include only portions of the eligible local units of government. Please consult for additional details.

Projects must be matched at least 50/50 or 1:1.

STAR grant funds are distributed on a reimbursement basis.

Previously funded projects:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Amber Westerbur
Coastal Program Manager

Julie McDonnell

Clinton Little

Karla Sundberg

Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program’s (MLSCP) management boundary

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USA: Minnesota

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