Wisconsinites have the opportunity to vie for funding to support projects that benefit lakes, rivers and wetlands. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources provides more than $6 million each year for surface water protection and restoration.
“The surface water grant program supports a variety of projects to help achieve statewide surface water quality and habitat goals. If you are thinking about submitting a project, the time is now to reach out to your local lakes, rivers or AIS coordinator. They can review your pre-application and help you develop a competitive application.”
—Alison Mikulyuk, DNR Lakes and Rivers Team Leader
Eligible entities must submit a pre-application with a rough project outline by Sept. 2, 2020, and final grant applications are due on Nov. 1, 2020.
Who is eligible to apply for grant funding?
Eligible organizations include lake associations and districts, river management organizations, local units of government, nonprofits, schools and others. Individuals interested in applying must find a qualified organization willing to sponsor their project.
Reprinted from an Aug 10, 2020 article on the Wisconsin DNR website
To begin the application process, read the DNR article in its entirety here.