Planning Grants

Planning Grants are intended to assist organizations to plan and prepare documentation for a project that will be implemented in the near future. Planning Grants help fund the planning process for detailed projects that help improve water quality through construction, education, outreach or other creative ways.

  • Grant up to $10,000; 25 percent match required
  • Competitive application review process and final award approved by MWMO Board of Commissioners
  • Please see: Eligibility Requirements

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

How to Apply

Submit an Application via email to the contact listed below – Application not yet available.

And submit a Budget Form via email to the contact listed below – Budget form not yet available.

Deadline: TBD

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 then reviewed by MWMO staff and the MWMO Citizen Advisory Committee. Recommendations for grant award are reviewed and must be approved by the MWMO Board of Commissioners.

More Information

Planning 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