Mini Grants

Mini Grants are available twice a year 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

How to Apply

Submit an Application via emailMini Grant Application Form (DOCX, 8 MB, 5 pages)

Deadline: Friday, September 27, 2019 by 4:30 p.m.

Applications will first be reviewed by MWMO staff. The MWMO will invite some applicants to meet to discuss their project ideas and potential revisions. These applicants will use feedback from the meeting to send the MWMO a revised application by Friday, November 22, 2019 by 4:30 p.m. MWMO staff will choose which of these final applications to fund. The MWMO will begin notifying applicants whether they will be given funding on December 13, 2019. Actual funding will be provided after a grant contract is complete and signed by both the applicant organization and the MWMO (roughly February–March, 2020).

Watch our website or sign up for our email list to get updates about the next rounds of Mini Grants.

More Information

Mini Grants Guide (PDF, 0.2 MB, 7 pages)

Eligibility Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Grantee Resources

Stewardship Fund Grants Brochure (PDF, 1.6 MB, 2 pages)


Tamara Schmitz
Stewardship and Community Outreach Specialist
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