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Grants to Minnesota Organizations to
Enhance Watershed and Habitat Quality

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Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO)

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Grants starting at $50,000 to Minnesota organizations for capital projects to enhance habitats and water quality of eligible watersheds. Funding is intended to support innovative, large-scale projects that implement stormwater management technology or attain the funding source’s high standards for water quality treatment.

Eligible projects include those that are either implemented on public land within an MWMO member community or implemented on private property and able to show a demonstrable public benefit. MWMO funds are reserved for project components that are above-and-beyond typical stormwater management.

In addition to water management, the MWMO underscores habitat improvement and restoration projects, as well as those projects specific to riverbank stabilization and erosion control.

Member communities of the watershed include Columbia Heights, Fridley, Hilltop, Lauderdale, Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, St. Anthony Village and Saint Paul.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182182

Estimated Size of Grant:

Projects under $50,000 are not eligible.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The MWMO offers grants of varying amounts to eligible organizations to support clean water and habitat inside the MWMO watershed.

Projects not eligible for MWMO Capital Improvement Project funds:
- Paving (roads, trails)
- Maintaining or replacing pipes or other gray infrastructure (if this is the main focus of the project)
- Road-reconstruction projects with status-quo stormwater design
- Private property without a demonstrable public benefit
- Projects under $50,000 [call the office to determine if your project is eligible for another program]

Funds cannot be used to fund project components that are required by a regulating authority.

Pre-Application Information:

For the current cycle, applications are due by Friday, April 5, 2019.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the MWMO as soon as possible to discuss their potential project and ensure sufficient information is available for completing the application. Technical guidance on eligible projects is available year-round.

More information about MWMO grants may be found here:

About the MWMO:

Contact Information:

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

Brett Eidem, Project Planning and Implementation Specialist

If you’re uncertain if your project is eligible for application, contact Marcy Bean, PLA at (612) 746-4979.

Mississippi Watershed Management Organization
2522 Marshall St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418-3329


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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota: MWMO watershed area. Member communities include Columbia Heights, Fridley, Hilltop, Lauderdale, Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, St. Anthony Village, and Saint Paul.