Capitol Region Watershed District Grants

SEEK Updated
10/23/2015
Resource Types: 
Grant/Funding
Abstract: 

Capitol Region Watershed District (CRWD) Grants support organizations who share in its mission to protect, manage, and improve the water resources of the District. CRWD grants provide financial and technical assistance to help citizens build projects that protect local lakes and the Mississippi River.

Polluted runoff is the number one cause of water pollution in lakes and rivers in urban areas. Reducing runoff by allowing it to soak into the ground is key to keeping our lakes and rivers clean. Much of the land in CRWD is already developed and held by private owners, so working with landowners who build clean water projects is vitally important. All applications are subject to approval by our Board of Managers. There is a 2-4 week review and approval period.

All grantees are required to track and report general information about program participation. Priority will be given to applicants who propose to also measure program impacts/benefits.

Groups within CRWD eligible to receive a grant include nonprofit organizations, District Planning Councils, neighborhood groups, schools, local government units, businesses and faith groups.

Capitol Region Watershed District Grants

  • Stewardship Grants: help businesses or homeowners build projects that prevent stormwater pollution. Awards range from $500-$20,000 and applications are accepted year-round. To apply for a Stewardship Grant, the first step is to contact Ramsey Conservation District at 651-266-7275 for a free site visit. If you already have a project plan and detailed cost estimate, you can submit it to Nate at CRWD to begin the review process, nate@capitolregionwd.org.
  • Special Grants: fund construction or design costs for projects that improve water quality and have high visibility or educational value. Typical recipients are cities, neighborhood associations and large companies. Special Grants are awarded once a year and awards typically range from $20,000 to $100,000. For more information, click on the special grants link above or call CRWD office at (651) 644-8888.
  • Education Grants: fund organizations or faith groups with programs that educate citizens and promote clean water actions. Grants are awarded once a year in December for the following year, and awards typically range from $2,000 to $20,000. The application period is closed for 2013.
  • Rain Barrel Workshop Grants: provide financial assistance to organizations or neighborhood groups who organize a community rain barrel construction workshop. Award size is $40 per participant. Applications are accepted year-round.
  • Abandoned Well Sealing Grants: are CRWD for sealing abandoned wells that are within our District. Awards are typically 50% o the total cost for well sealing. Applications are accepted year-round.
  • Special Grants: fund construction or design costs for projects that improve water quality and have high visibility or educational value. Typical recipients are cities, neighborhood associations and large companies. Special Grants are awarded once a year and awards typically range from $20,000 to $100,000. For more information, click on the special grants link above or call CRWD office at (651) 644-8888.

    Application materials and a list of past recipients can be found on our website at http://www.capitolregionwd.org/our-work/grants/ or call our office at 651-644-8888.

    Capitol Region Watershed District
    1410 Energy Park Dr., Suite 4
    St. Paul, MN 55108
    Ph: 651-644-8888
    Fax: 651-644-8894
    www.capitolregionwd.org

Author: 
Capitol Region Watershed District (CRWD)
Topic Areas: 
Lake
Rivers
Water
Wetlands
Target Audience: 
All
Geographic Location: 
Metro
Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

Capitol Region Watershed District
1410 Energy Park Dr., Suite 4
St. Paul, MN 55108
Ph: 651-644-8888
Fax: 651-644-8894
www.capitolregionwd.org