Outdoor Heritage Conservation Partners Grant Program - FY2011
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
The Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program (CPL) will be managed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to provide competitive matching grants of up to $400,000 to local, regional, state, and national non-profit organizations, including governments. Grant activities include the enhancement, restoration, or protection of forests, wetlands, prairies, and habitat for fish, game, or wildlife in Minnesota. A match of at least 10% from nonstate sources is required for grants of $100,000 or less, and a match of at least 15% from nonstate sources is required for grants over $100,000. Up to one-third of the match may be in-kind resources. All match must be identified at the time of application.
CPL Program Staff will develop a Request for Proposal and Program Manual, solicit applications and oversee the grant selection process, prepare and execute grant documents, review expenditure documentation, ensure recipients are only reimbursed for allowable expenses, monitor grant work, and assist recipients with closing out their agreements. Up to 4% of the appropriation may be used for administering the grant program.