Partner Grants

Polluted stormwater runoff is the number one cause of water pollution in lakes and rivers in urban areas. Reducing runoff by allowing it to soak into the ground is key to keeping our lakes and rivers clean. CRWD Partner Grants support organizations who share in our mission to protect, manage and improve water resources.  Grants are awarded once a year in fall for the upcoming year, and awards typically range from $2,000 to $20,000.

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CRWD is no longer accepting applications for 2017 Partner Grants.

Partner Grants are approved annually. Request for proposals occurs in the fall/early winter to fund projects in the following year. If you have questions about the program contact Lindsay (651) 644-8888.

Who can apply for a partner grant?
Any organization, institution or faith group within CRWD boundaries with programs that promote and support clean water actions among citizens. Applicants must have a liability insurance or have identified a fiscal host who does.

What can I use the grant funding for?
Grant dollars are awarded on a reimbursement basis. Funding can be used to reimburse for staff time and or supplies used for the initiative, program or event. Examples of eligible clean water projects include education programs and materials, organizing projects, community workshops, events, rain gardens, green roofs and pervious pavement. Projects must be completed and a final report submitted by December 31.

How do I apply?
Applications for Partner Grants applications are accepted once a year and are reviewed on a competitive basis. Applications for 2017 grants are being accepted until 4 pm, October 31, 2016 . CRWD’s Board will review and approve funding in December after which staff will notify applicants.

What is required?
All grantees are required to report general information about program participation. Priority is given to applicants who propose ways to measure program impacts to residents including the measurement of meaningful actions taken, knowledge increase or changes in water quality protection behaviors. Partner grant contract conditions include indemnification and insurance requirements. Click here for a template of the contract.

2017 Application forms

2017 CRWD Partner Grant Announcement Letter
2017 CRWD Partner Grant Application – online
2017 Partner Grant Application – pdf
2017 Partner Grant Application – pdf

Final Reports for Partner Grant recipients will be due December 31.

2016 Partner Grant Final Report Requirements
2016 Staff Time Invoice Form – fill this out if you were awarded funds for staff time for any of your tasks/objectives.

To see information on past CRWD Partner Grant recipients, click here.