Up to $2,500 available in matching funds
As property owners make plans for their gardens and landscaping this spring, the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) is kicking off a program that offers grants for projects that protect water resources by stabilizing shorelines and streambanks or utilizing stormwater best management practices (BMPs).
The MCWD’s Cost Share programs help property owners make improvements that prevent runoff. Eligible projects for Stormwater BMP Cost Share grants include rain gardens, which filter stormwater, and pervious pavement, which allows rain to pass through the material to a drainage system below.
Who’s Eligible: Private property owners (residential, non-profit organizations, private schools and businesses, homeowner and lake associations). Public entities also considered for shoreline or streambank stabilization grants.
Examples of Eligible Practices: Rain gardens, native plantings, permeable pavers, etc. or using native plants to stabilize shorelines and streambanks.
Cost Share Percentage: Grants will be issued for up to 50% of project’s cost.
Maximum Grants: $2,500 cap for residential stormwater BMPs. $5,000 cap for residential shoreline or streambank stabilization. No set maximum for other proposals, which will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
For more information and how to apply, contact Aldis Kurmis, MCWD Cost Share Specialist, at 952-641-4523 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, visit www.minnehahacreek.org.