Stewardship Grants help homeowners, businesses, schools, and community organizations build projects that prevent stormwater pollution in Capitol Region Watershed District (CRWD), which includes portions of Saint Paul, Roseville, Falcon Heights, Maplewood, and Lauderdale (view the map of CRWD). Awards range from $300-$40,000 and applications are accepted year-round.
Public and private landowners are eligible for technical and financial assistance to install water quality improvement best management practices (BMPs). Specifically, the program funds BMPs that reduce stormwater runoff, prevent erosion and filter pollutants. Typical BMP projects include but are not limited to:
- rain gardens
- shoreline restoration
- water reuse systems
- permeable hardscapes (pavers, asphalt etc.).