MAWQCP Financial Assistance Grant

Purpose

The Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP) is designed to accelerate adoption of on-farm practices that protect Minnesota’s waters. Producers going through the certification process have priority access to financial assistance. One assistance program is the MAWQCP Grant. Applications are accepted online.

Who’s Eligible

These grants are available to Minnesota producers who are already certified or actively seeking certification through the MAWQCP.

Grant Award

The grant awards up to $5000.00 to eligible producers implementing agricultural best management practices. This grant will supplement the cost of the practice as an add-on after other public funds are applied, not to exceed a total public payment cost of 75%.  (Additional funds for CRP are not allowed in this grant program.)

Application Period

Grant applications are reviewed as received.  Eligible practices are identified by the MAWQCP certifying agent and approved by the MDA staff.  Applications for the MAWQCP Financial Assistance Grant have no application deadline and are awarded on a first come basis until all funds are expended. Apply online.

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