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Recipient
Area 1 - Red River Valley Conservation Service Area
Area 2 - West Central Technical Service Area
Area 3 - Technical Service Area
Area 4 - Metropolitan SWCDs Technical Service Area
Area 5 - Southwest Prairie Technical Service Area
Area 6 - South Central Technical Service Area
Area 7 - Southeast SWCD Technical Support
Area 8 - North Central MN SWCDs JPB
Area 1 - Red River Valley Conservation Service Area
Area 2 - West Central Technical Service Area
Area 3 - Technical Service Area
Area 4 - Metropolitan SWCDs Technical Service Area
Area 5 - Southwest Prairie Technical Service Area
Area 6 - South Central Technical Service Area
Area 7 - Southeast SWCD Technical Support
Area 8 - North Central MN SWCDs JPB
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,920,000
Fund Source

This non-competitive CWF grant program invests in building the capacity of Nonpoint Engineering Assistance (Technical Service Area) Joint Powers Boards to increase the capacity of soil and water conservation districts to provide technical and engineering assistance to landowners.

Recipient
Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$84,000
Fund Source

This program annually evaluates a sample of up to ten Clean Water Fund restoration projects, provides a report on the evaluations in accordance with state law and delivers communications on project outcomes and lessons learned in restoration practice.

Recipient
Soil and Water Conservation Districts
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,000,000
Fund Source

Provides grants to Soil and Water Conservation Districts that focuses on increasing capacity to address four resource concern areas Soil Erosion, Riparian Zone Management, Water Storage and Treatment, and Excess Nutrients.

Recipient
Soil and Water Conservation Districts
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500,000
Fund Source

Governor Mark Dayton's landmark buffer initiative was signed into law in 2015. The law establishes new perennial vegetation buffers of up to 50 feet along rivers, streams, and ditches that will help filter out phosphorus, nitrogen, and sediment. The new law provides flexibility and financial support for landowners to install and maintain buffers.

For grants to Soil and Water Conservation Districts to ensure compliance with riparian buffer or alternate practice requirements for state required buffers and soil erosion law.

Recipient
Minnesota Department of Health
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,100,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,100,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,100,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,100,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,150,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,150,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,020,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,020,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$744,717
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,291
Fund Source

The Drinking Water Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC) program identifies environmental contaminants for which current health-based standards currently do not exist or need to be updated, investigate the potential for human exposure to these chemicals, and develop guidance values for drinking water. Contaminants evaluated by CEC staff include contaminants that have been released or detected in Minnesota waters (surface water and groundwater) or that have the potential to migrate to or be detected in Minnesota waters.

Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$400,000
Through a competitive process, the Heritage Partnership Program awards grants to historical organizations statewide to support programs that will build the capacity of partnering organizations to preserve and enhance access to Minnesota's history and cultural resources. The program supports the creation and development of sustainable, history-based partnerships throughout the state.
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$388,458
The Historic Recognition Grant program is designed to preserve, recognize and promote the historic legacy of Minnesota, with a focus on commemoration of Minnesota's role in the U.S. Civil War. MNHS, through a onetime competitive process, awarded nine grants to eight history-minded organizations in eight counties. The Historic Recognition Grants Program grants are based on project priorities delineated by the Governor's Civil War Commemoration Task Force.
Recipient
American Craft Council
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$106,227
Operating Support
Recipient
Graywolf Press
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$95,576
Operating Support
Recipient
Hennepin Theatre Trust
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$552,409
Operating Support
Recipient
Minnesota Orchestral Association
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$486,634
Operating Support
Recipient
Regents of the University of Minnesota-Northrop AKA Northrop
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$74,327
Operating Support
Recipient
Walker Art Center
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$631,399
Operating Support
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,445,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,293,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,033,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,618,000
Fund Source

To provide grants to local units of government to support parks and trails of regional or statewide significance outside of the seven county metropolitan area. Funding for this grant program is from the Parks and Trails Fund created by the Minnesota Legislature from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment passed by the voters in 2008.

Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,238,000
Through a competitive process, the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants Program awards grants to historical organizations statewide to support projects of enduring value for the cause of history and historic preservation. Each of the more than 500 active historical organizations in Minnesota serves an important role in preserving significant stories of the people and events of Minnesota. As required by law, the Minnesota Historical Society appoints a citizen advisory panel, the Historic Resources Advisory Committee, to guide grant decisions for the program.