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Grants

We want to support your good work.

Our grant programs aim to help make your clean water project or education idea a reality. We currently have two programs: cost-share grants for clean water projects, and Earth-Day Mini Grants for educators. Read more about cost-sharing below, and find out about Earth-Day grants on this page.

Cost Share Grants

The cost-share grant program offers funding and ideas to help you create a clean water project on your property. From no-mow lawns to raingardens, and cisterns to shoreline restorations, there's a project for every location.

Example cost share projects

StormDrainLynnRowan-8am.jpgDIY raingarden

StormDrainLynnRowan-8am.jpgLarge raingarden

StormDrainLynnRowan-8am.jpgNon-profit shoreline restoration

Program Guidelines

FOR HOMEOWNERS:

Receive up to $3000 (75% of the cost). Must own the property the project is on. Sign a funding agreement. Agree to maintain the project for 5-10 years, depending on the type of project. Submit projects updates.

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FOR NON-PROFITS:

Receive up to $3000 (75% of the cost). Must own the property the project is on. Sign a funding agreement. Agree to maintain the project for 5-10 years, depending on the type of project. Submit projects updates.

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FOR BUSINESS & LOCAL GOVERNMENT:

For businesses & local government: Receive up to $20,000 (50% of the cost). Must own the property the project is on. Sign a funding agreement. Agree to maintain the project for 10 years

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Apply for a cost-share grant

Application instructions

Cost-share applications are currently closed. Questions? Contact Michelle: mjordan@rpbcwd.org

  1. Fill out the application form above
  2. Attach the following pieces of information:
    • Project design/plans
    • Cost estimate (if using a contractor, submit bids from at least two companies.)
    • Project timeline
    • Proof of property ownership (this can just be a printout from the Hennepin or Carver County Property ID websites).
  3. Schedule a site visit with watershed staffEmail mjordan@rpbcwd.org to schedule a visit. This can be at any point while you are putting together your application.
  4. Submit your application to: Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District
    Attn Michelle Jordan
    18681 Lake Drive East Chanhassen, MN 55418

    Or by email to Michelle at:
    mjordan@rpbcwd.org

Sample applications

Homeowner raingarden Non-profit shoreline restoration

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