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Feb  2015


2015 Cost-share grants

Press Release – February 5, 2015

Cost-share program

offers grants for water quality projects

The Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek Watershed District (RPBCWD) began offering a cost-share program in 2013. The program provides funding assistance for efforts to protect, restore and conserve water resources within the Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek Watershed. Grant for 2015 are now available. The deadline for grant applications is April 15.

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Grants are available for projects that:

  • improve watershed resources
  • foster water resource stewardship
  • increase awareness of the vulnerability of watershed resources
  • increase familiarity with and acceptance of solutions to improve waters


Available funding:

Maximum grant awards:

  • Residential: $3,000 (up to 75% of project cost)
  • Non-profits: $25,000 (up to 75% of project cost)
  • Commercial and government: $20,000 (up to 50% of project cost)



The minimum grant award is $500 • Grants are awarded as reimbursements • Projects completed or in progress when approved are not eligible for funding • Available funds for 2015: $100,000 • An additional $90,000 is available for cost-share projects by community partners (non-profit organizations). This funding is provided by a Clean Water Land & Legacy Grant.

Project examples: raingardens • pervious asphalt and pavers • shoreland and streambank restoration • volume reduction and runoff treatment practices • wetland restoration.

For more information visit: www.rpbcwd.org or contact RPBCWD Administrator Claire Bleser at 952-607-6512.


Photo: A 2013 cost-share grant helped to create this shoreline restoration project on Lake Lucy. [inset: Arrowhead, a native aquatic plant] Mccotter rest.jpg




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