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Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program (CPL) - Metro Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies for Wildlife Habitat
Restoration and Protection in Metropolitan Areas of Minnesota

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Deadline Date:

09/20/21 3:00 PM CST

Description:

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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations and government entities to protect, restore, and enhance fish, wildlife, and game habitat in metropolitan areas of Minnesota. Eligible projects may focus on wetlands, forests, prairies, and any other habitat. Projects must be located within the 7- county Twin Cities metro area or within city limits of cities with a population of 50,000 or greater (Duluth, Rochester, St. Cloud). The 7-county metro area includes Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington Counties.

Acquisition projects may include acquiring land through fee title or permanent conservation easement.

Lands acquired in fee title must be open to the public for hunting and fishing during all open seasons unless otherwise provided by law.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184190

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$2,000,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant requests between $5,000 and $400,000 will be accepted.

Term of Contract:

The grant period begins when the final signature on the grant contract is obtained and continues until all work is completed but no later than June 30, 2025 for FY22 funds.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Local, regional, state, and national nonprofit organizations and government entities are eligible to apply. Private individuals and for-profit organizations may not apply.

Ineligible expenses:
Indirect costs (overhead costs for basic operational functions such as lights, office rent, water, phone) are not eligible grant or match expenditures. Below are some common requests for funding that the CPL program will NOT fund with grant dollars or allow as match (unless specified). These requests will be removed from any application prior to review and may result in the rejection of the entire application.
• Work on project sites not identified in the Work Plan or approved by CPL staff.
• Engineering and Design Costs*. Grant funds may not be used to pay for engineering and design costs for any activity. Engineering and design work must be substantially complete before requesting grant funds for a project. CPL staff may request engineering and design plans from applicants during the review process to validate cost estimates and ensure the project will be completed within the allowed timeline. *These costs may be used for Pre-Award Match if incurred within 18 months prior to the application submission date. See page 5.
• Research, education, interpretive signs, or planning activities
• Capital Equipment including but not limited to vehicles, trailers, chainsaws, sprayers, etc.
• Acquisition of land that is owned by the state or a political subdivision of the state.
• Activities on conservation easements that are the responsibilities of landowners under the terms of the easement.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for Round 1 of the Traditional and Metro grant cycle will be accepted from August 1 until September 20, 2021 at 3:00 PM, CST. Grants will be selected by December 31, 2021. If funding remains, Round 2 will open on January 1, 2022 and close on February 21, 2022 at 3:00 PM, CST. Grants will be selected by May 9, 2022.

A 10% match of non-state funds is required for all grants. The match may be cash or in-kind resources.

CPL is a reimbursement-based grant program.

How to Apply: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/grants/habitat/cpl/apply.html

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://webapps15.dnr.state.mn.us/cpl_grant_applications

Kathy Varble, CPL Grant Specialist
651-259-5216
Kathy.Varble@state.mn.us
Division of Fish and Wildlife
MN Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Road, Box #20
Saint Paul, MN 55155-4020

Grant Coverage Areas:

Projects must be located in Minnesota within the 7- county metro area or within city limits of cities with a population of 50,000 or greater (Duluth, Rochester, St. Cloud).

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