Conservation Partners Legacy grant program

The CPL grant program is now accepting applications for FY2020

The Conservation Partners Legacy grant program (CPL) funds conservation projects that restore, enhance, or protect forests, wetlands, prairies, or habitat for fish, game, and wildlife in Minnesota. Grant requests may range from $5,000 to $400,000 with a maximum total project cost of $575,000. Nonprofit organizations and government entities are eligible to apply, and a 10% match of non-state origin is required. Funding for the CPL program comes from the Outdoor Heritage Fund

$1.2 million is available for the Traditional cycle and $1.4 million is available for the Metro grant cycle. Projects must be on public lands/waters or on lands protected by a permanent conservation easement. Apply by 4:00 PM January 27, 2020 for the second round of Traditional and Metro funding.

$1.5 million is available for the Expedited Conservation Projects (ECP) grant cycle. ECP funds up to $50,000 for eligible activities on public lands and waters. The ECP application is open continuously through May 11, 2020, or until all funds are awarded. Apply by 4:00 PM January 21, 2020 for the third round of ECP funding.

Additional Information:

FY2020 Request for Proposal

FY2020 CPL Funding Schedule

CPL Evaluation Criteria

Questions? Please email for more information.