Mini Grants

Mini Grants are available for short-term or small-scale water quality projects. The grant amount may not exceed $3,000. No matching funds are required.

  • Application assistance is available.
  • Applications will compete with others that are submitted.
  • Please see: Eligibility Requirements

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

How to Apply

Submit a Mini Grant Application via email to the contact listed below.

Deadline: Friday, December 4, 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 be reviewed by MWMO staff. The MWMO will then invite applicants to meet and discuss their project ideas. Selected applicants will use feedback from the meeting to complete a final application that will be due by Friday, January 15, 2021 at 4:30 PM.  MWMO staff will choose which of the final applications to fund. The MWMO will then begin notifying applicants whether they will be given funding in mid-late February or shortly afterwards. Actual funding will be provided after a grant contract is complete and signed by both the applicant organization and the MWMO (roughly March-May).

An optional virtual informational session on Mini Grants and application processes will be held on Monday, November 9th from 6-7 PM via Zoom. To sign up, please register here: Mini Grant Information Session

More Information

Mini Grant Guide (PDF, 0.2 MB, 7 pages)
Eligibility Requirements
Frequently Asked Questions
Grantee Resources
Stewardship Fund Grants Brochure (PDF, 1.6 MB, 2 pages)


Adam Flett
Communications and Outreach Specialist
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