Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters
Grants to Minnesota Watershed Management Organizations
and Special Districts for Environmental Activities

Habitat Enhancement Landscape Pilot (HELP) Program

Agency Type:


Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR)

Deadline Date:

02/23/22 4:30 PM


Request a Grant Writer

Grants of up to $40,000 to Minnesota watershed management organizations and special districts for environmental conservation projects. Applicants must complete required registrations prior to applying. Funding is intended to improve and restore diverse native habitats that are located on conservation lands and natural areas. The goal of the grant program is to benefit populations of pollinators and beneficial insects.

Eligible projects can be located on lands with a long-term commitment to conservation management through conservation easements, long-term conservation contracts, and public ownership. Eligible lands include those with existing RIM easements, CRP (with a long-term commitment), lands with other types of conservation easements, non-profit conservation preserves, newly enrolled CRP, city parks, county parks, and protected natural areas. Projects can be located on multiple parcels. 

To the extent possible, landscapes must be specifically identified at the time of the application, as information about proposed projects and their potential for benefitting beneficial insects will be part of the ranking. 

The goal of this program is to restore approximately 1,000 acres by installing 90 projects. Projects can focus on: 

  1. Establishing new floral-rich plots or riparian plantings 0.25 to 5 acres in size; and/or
  2. Enhancing prairie, savanna, wetland, and shoreline communities that are not currently dominated by invasive species and can be enhanced to provide high-value habitat that is planned to benefit a variety of beneficial insects and at-risk species.  A plant or animal is considered “at-risk” when:
    • It is proposed for listing as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act
    • It is a candidate species for listing; or
    • It has been petitioned by a third party for listing; or
    • Its populations are rare, declining, or may be vulnerable to decline.

For information about eligible activities see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 200737

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants can apply for grants of $20,000 to $40,000, which can include projects on multiple properties.

Term of Contract:

All grants must be completed by December 31, 2024.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Watershed Districts, Watershed Management Organizations may apply.

Pre-Application Information:

- February 23, 2022, by 4:30 PM: Application deadline
- April 27, 2022: BWSR Board authorizes grant awards
- May 9, 2022: BWSR grant agreements sent to recipients (proposed)
- June 6: Work plan submittal deadline
- June 15, 2022: Grant Execution deadline

Applications must be submitted via eLINK. Eligible applicants without a current eLINK user account must submit a request to establish an eLINK account no later than 7 days prior to the application deadline in order to ensure sufficient time to create an account.

A minimum non-state match equal to at least 25% of the amount requested and/or received is required.

List of At-Risk Pollinator Species here:

Contact Information:

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

Account registration:

Apply online:

For technical questions contact Dan Shaw at or at 6122366291.

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota

Array ( )

Suggested Grants:

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to Researchers Affiliated with Qualified USA Institutions to Improve Clinical Researc...

Deadline 08/26/22 LOI Date: 07/08/22

Grants of up to $50,000 to researchers affiliated with qualified USA institutions to advance research in the field of pediatric oncology. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to increase the institution's

GrantWatch ID#: 125838

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofit Charitable Organizations to Impact Public Policy in a Var...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit charitable organizations to impact public policy in a variety of national and international issues. In previous years, grants have been awarded for general operations and project support to think tanks, national councils, judicial orga

GrantWatch ID#: 125864

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Protect Natural Resources

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.

GrantWatch ID#: 126162

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Independent Filmmakers for Feature-Length Films

Deadline 06/06/22

Grants of up to $25,000 and grants of up to $50,000 to USA, Canada, and International independent filmmakers for feature-length film projects. Funding is intended to support projects at any production phase from development through post-production. Priority will be give

GrantWatch ID#: 127055

Grants to USA Nonprofit Grassroots Organizations to Support General Operations

Deadline 06/15/22

Grants of up to $30,000 to USA and territories nonprofit grassroots organizations in eligible states to support general operations. Priority is given to organizations that are led by and focus their efforts on BIPOC communities. Eligible grassroots organizations are tho

GrantWatch ID#: 127180

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Facilitate Workplace Readiness for Women

Deadline 06/20/22

Grants to USA community-based nonprofit organizations to facilitate workplace readiness for women. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Eligible programs are those that prepare women to work in fields in which women are

GrantWatch ID#: 128392

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Provide Pet-Care Assistance to Community Members Undergoing a Cr...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to provide pet-care assistance to community members undergoing a crisis. Funding is intended for general operating support and to launch new projects. The goal of the program is to ensure that pets are taken care of while owners are

GrantWatch ID#: 128430

Grants to USA Nonprofits and IHEs to Assist Low-Income and ESL Taxpayers

Deadline 06/16/22 Conference Date: 06/01/22

Grants to USA and Puerto Rico nonprofit organizations and IHEs to assist low-income and English as a second language (ESL) taxpayers. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to finalize. Funding is intended to ensure the fairness and in

GrantWatch ID#: 128585

Grants to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, Tribes, School Personnel, and Agencies to Benefit Chi...

Deadline 07/08/22 LOI Date: 05/24/22

Cooperative agreements to USA nonprofit organizations, for-profits, Tribes, and school personnel in partnership with eligible state agencies to benefit children affected by substance abuse. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to fin

GrantWatch ID#: 128909