Action Grants

Action Grants are available to complete a water quality and stewardship project that is significant in scope and cost. A project proposed for an Action Grant should demonstrate that thorough planning for the proposed project has already taken place. It must include a realistic budget, secured permissions from landowners for project implementation, construction drawings, and plant lists (if applicable). If these steps are not already complete, consider applying for a Planning Grant.

  • Grant up to $50,000; 25 percent match required
  • Competitive Application review process and final award approved by the MWMO Board of Commissioners
  • Please see: Eligibility Requirements

For full details of funding requirements, application and grant processes, please see the Action Grants Guide (PDF). For past project examples, see our Projects section.

How to Apply

Submit an Application via email to the contact listed below – Action Grant Application (DOCX, 9.3 MB, 7 pages)

And submit a Budget Form via email to the contact listed below – Stewardship Fund Budget Form (XLS, 0.1 MB, 1 page)

Deadline: Friday, November 6, 2020, by 4:30 p.m.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the MWMO to discuss ideas and ask questions in advance of submitting an application.

Applications will first be reviewed by MWMO staff. The MWMO will invite selected applicants to meet to discuss their proposal in more detail and provide the opportunity for revision. Final applications are due Sunday, December 13, 2020, and will be reviewed by MWMO staff and the MWMO Citizen Advisory Committee. The recommendations for grant award are reviewed and must be approved by the MWMO Board of Commissioners. Notification of award will follow the Tuesday, March 10, 2021 Board meeting.

More Information

Action Grants Guide (PDF, 0.2 MB, 7 pages)
Eligibility Requirements
Frequently Asked Questions
Budget Form Instructions (PDF, 0.2 MB, 2 pages)
Stewardship Fund Grants Brochure (PDF, 1.6 MB, 2 pages)


Alicia Beattie
Capital Projects and Stewardship Specialist
612-746-4989 or