Grant Opportunities

Know of other grants or funding sources not listed here?  Email lakes@countyofdane.com and share them with us!

 

Surface Water Grants

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Funding categories include: Lake Management Planning, Lake Protection & Classification, River Protection, River Planning and Aquatic Invasive Species Control.

 

Capital Equipment Program

Dane County Environmental Council

Funding to assist with equipment purchase, rental, or lease; construction of conservation measures; or maintenance of previously constructed conservation measures that improve, protect, and enhance land and water resources in Dane County. 

 

Urban Water Quality Grant Program

Dane County Water Resource Engineering Division

Cost-sharing funds are available to municipalities for projects that improve the quality of urban stormwater runoff entering Dane County lakes, rivers and streams, increase public awareness of urban water quality issues, and provide public education about urban stormwater quality improvement practices.

 

Community Partners Program

Dane County Environmental Council

Funding for small projects that promote environmental education, conservation, and restoration. 

 

Fishers and Farmers Partnership Grant

Fishers and Farmers Partnership for the Upper Mississippi River Basin

Funding for work that adds value to farms while restoring aquatic habitat on-site and downstream.

 

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

North Central Region SARE administers several grant programs, each with specific priorities, audiences and timelines. The focus for all of NCR-SARE grant programs is on research and education. Programs include: Farmer Rancher, Research and Education, Professional Development, Graduate Student, Youth Educator, and Partnership. 

 

EPA Environmental Education Grants

Environmental Protection Agency

Under the Environmental Education Grants Program, EPA seeks grant proposals from eligible applicants to support environmental education projects that promote environmental awareness and stewardship and help people gain skills to take responsible actions to protect the environment. 

 

Healthy Watersheds Consortium

U.S. Endowment for Forestry & Communities, Inc.

The goal of the Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program is to accelerate to accelerate protection and enhancement of freshwater ecosystems and their watersheds.

 

Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program

National Fish and Wildlife Fountation

The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program seeks to develop nation-wide-community stewardship of local natural resources, preserving these resources for future generations and enhancing habitat for local wildlife. Projects seek to address water quality issues in priority watersheds, such as erosion due to unstable streambanks, pollution from stormwater runoff, and degraded shorelines caused by development.