Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
11/01/20 11:59 PM or postmarked by date
Grants to Wisconsin government agencies, tribal governments, IHEs, and eligible nonprofits, school districts, and organizations to protect natural resources. Some applicants are required to submit a preliminary application prior to submitting a full proposal. The purpose of this program is to support surface water protection and restoration. Funding is available for education, ecological assessments, planning, implementation, and aquatic invasive species prevention and control. With many different projects eligible for grant funding, surface water management can be supported at any stage from organization capacity development to project implementation.
Funds can be used for a wide variety of projects related to surface water, under one of two general categories:
For more details on the different kinds of projects the Surface Water Grant Program supports, see Grant Project Types at https://dnr.wi.gov/files/pdf/pubs/cf/CF0002.pdf#page=13.
For eligible costs, see https://dnr.wi.gov/files/pdf/pubs/cf/CF0002.pdf#page=50.
GrantWatch ID#: 146948
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
The preferred method of application submittal is via email to DNRSurfaceWaterGrants@wisconsin.gov.
If you are not able to submit an application by email, you may send the application to:
DNR Surface Water Grants – CF/2
101 S. Webster St., PO Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707-7921
If you would like to confirm your organization’s eligibility for grant funding, contact your regional environmental grant specialist (see Supporting Documents below).
For technical assistance in developing a project, contact your regional Lake, Streams or AIS biologist (see Supporting Documents below).
For information on the surface water grant program, email:
- DNRSurfaceWaterGrants@wisconsin.gov, or
- Laura MacFarland, grant financial coordinator at Laura.Macfarland@wisconsin.gov
- Alison Mikulyuk, lakes and rivers grant coordinator at Alison.Mikulyuk@wisconsin.gov
For general information on DNR grant programs, contact:
CFA Bureau staff: https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/Aid/staff.html
Interactive Map of Surface Water Grants: https://wi-dnr.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=8395840bd18e41adb3b00a2f33981656
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