What is the Cost Share Program?
Carver County Water Management Organization funds a cost share program to promote citizens to use innovative Best Management Practices (BMPs) to protect and restore the quality of water within the county. The goal of the program is to increase the awareness of water quality issues affecting the county and at the same time have citizens take an active role in the protection and/or restoration of the environment. In cooperation with both County Staff and Private Citizens, this program will continue the strong tradition of protecting the natural resources of this great county.
Who is eligible to apply?This program is available to anyone that is a citizen of Carver County, municipalities, and private businesses located within the Carver County Water Resource Management Area. Some areas of the County are located outside the CCWMO boundaries are on instead in Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District or Lower MN River Watershed District.
Examples of projects
Possible projects include installation of rain gardens, shoreline restorations, native plantings, water retention and water reuse systems and more. Pollinator habitat projects can receive funding through the Carver Soil & Water Conservation Districts pollinator cost share program.
What does the Cost Share cover?The program will cover 75% of eligible costs up to a maximum reimbursement of $5000. This is a competitive grant program, with the possibility of grant requests not obtaining funding. If the annual funding for a fiscal year is depleted, project applications for the year will be held over to the following year. These projects will be prioritized by the date in which the application was turned in.
How do I apply?Applications are available here and accepted year round for review.
Download an application.