Brainerd Lakes Community Centered Runoff Mini Grant Program 2

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Crow Wing SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
April 2014
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Crow Wing
Crow Wing
Project Overview

The Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will engage citizen and nonprofit groups to enhance, improve, and protect Crow Wing County (CWC) lakes and rivers. To do this, the SWCD will partner with the University of Minnesota Extension, MN DNR, CWC, nonprofits, and lake associations to implement a mini grant program and provide grant funds to 20 community groups. This program will provide funds and technical assistance for projects that intercept, treat, and infiltrate runoff, reducing phosphorus and sediment loads to high priority lakes and streams identified within the CWC Water Plan. Additionally, this program will engage citizens in prioritizing local water quality issues and encourage innovation and creativity by applying for competitive funds through the SWCD. This project will include an extensive program evaluation, an interagency review panel to score applications, use of media resources, technical assistance, site inspections, and use of civic engagement principles.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Community Partners pass through, recipient Board unknown at this time

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Community Partners pass through, recipient Board unknown at this time

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
Appropriation Language

Community Partners 2014

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The SWCD will build upon past successes and will utilize lessons learned from past projects to implement a mini grant program to provide grant funds to CWC community groups and nonprofits. The mini grant program will provide opportunities for interested citizens to take action and have the financial resources to complete BMPs which will enhance and protect CWC's water resources. The SWCD will use social and media resources to notify the public and the grant program.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in estimated reductions of 13 lb. of phosphorus per year and 2 tons of sediment per year.

Source of Additional Funds


Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Crow Wing SWCD
Street Address
322 Laurel Street, Suite 13
Zip Code
Administered By
Administered by

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

651- 296-3767