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Wellhead Protection Partner Grants Program (Pilot)

Grants to Minnesota Government
Agencies to Protect Local Waters

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR)

Deadline Date:

03/31/20 4:30 PM

Description:

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Grants to Minnesota government agencies to protect, enhance, and restore the water quality of local water sources. Priority will be given to projects with long-term goals, clear geographical limits, and with highly vulnerable waters. Priority will also be given to projects located in the counties of Lincoln, Lyon, Nobles, Pipestone or Rock.

Wellhead Protection Partner Grants will provide funding to local government for establishing perpetual or longterm protection of wellhead protection areas where state-held easements are not viable or desirable. 

The Clean Water Fund was established to implement part of Article XI, Section 15 of the Minnesota Constitution, with the purpose of protecting, enhancing, and restoring water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams in addition to protecting groundwater and drinking water sources from degradation. 

Priority for funding will be given to projects that meet the following criteria: 

  • Within a delineated Wellhead Protection Area (WHPA) mapped in a Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) approved Wellhead Protection Plan.
  • Vulnerability of the drinking water supply has been designated as very high or high by MDH (minimum of 50% of the proposed protection area is designated as very high and/or high vulnerability) (see https://mnag.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=7105310e562041749a240ebad844538b).
  • Well(s) monitoring has shown a nitrate concentration of >5.4 mg/l.
  • A drinking water protection plan has been completed and contains implementation activities thatachieve long-term protection.
  • Lands offered for long-term protection have expiring Conservation Reserve Program contracts.

Applicants may use the following methods of protection: land use contract, easement, or fee title.

Options for land use are not limited to native vegetation and proposals may include any land use that BWSR determines will eliminate or significantly reduce the existing risk of contamination to groundwater. A conservation plan (or other management plan) with inspection and maintenance requirements approved by the SWCD will be required as part of the grant agreement.

Eligible Project Costs: https://bwsr.state.mn.us/sites/default/files/2020-01/FY20%20Wellhead%20Protection%20RFP%20010220.pdf#page=3.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186420

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$279,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Individual grant amounts will be determined by the duration of protection and the protection mechanism provided in the grant proposal.

Term of Contract:

The project period starts when the grant agreement is executed, meaning all required signatures have been obtained. Work that occurs before this date is not eligible for reimbursement with grant funds. All grants must be completed by December 31, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Proposals must be submitted by an eligible local government (as defined by MS 103B.3363).

Local personnel costs are not reimbursable through this grant but may be used toward the 10% local match, if approved in the final work plan and documented by the grantee.

Pre-Application Information:

Proposals must be submitted electronically by 4:30 pm on March 31, 2020. It is recommended that applicants contact Tabor Hoek at 507-537-7260 or tabor.hoek@state.mn.us for additional information on this program and for assistance in submitting an application.

A 10% match is required of grant recipients.

Proposals must include evidence of landowner interest: A letter of intent to cooperate that can be provided during this application phase. Be sure all parties understand there is no commitment until a successful grant agreement is executed.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications and questions to:

Tabor Hoek
tabor.hoek@state.mn.us
507-537-7260

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota

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