The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) manages the CPL program to provide competitive matching grants from $5,000 up to $400,000 to local, regional, state, and national non-profit organizations and government entities. Grants must restore, protect or enhance prairies, wetlands, forests, or habitat for fish, game, or wildlife in Minnesota.
$7,844,000 is available for CPL grants. A 10 percent match of non-state funds is required for all grants. The match may be cash or in-kind resources. The amount and source of match must be identified at the time of application. Total project costs may not exceed $575,000. CPL is a reimbursement-based grant program.
Applications will be accepted online beginning August 1, 2015 and must be submitted by September 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm. .
The Conservation Partners Legacy (CPL) program is funded through the Outdoor Heritage Fund, which is part of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment passed by Minnesota voters in 2008.
For more information and to apply visit http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/grants/habitat/cpl/index.html