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Natural Resources Block Grant - Comprehensive Local Water Management

The Comprehensive Local Water Management Program is a voluntary program that requires counties to use local task forces to develop and implement water plans based on their priorities.

Match requirement: 

County levy

Background:

The Comprehensive Local Water Management Program includes Minnesota’s 80 non-metropolitan area counties. This voluntary program requires counties to use local task forces to develop and implement water plans based on local priorities

The Metropolitan Surface Water Management Act applies to watershed management organizations (WMOs) wholly or substantially in the seven-county metropolitan area. This act, approved in 1982, mandates that WMOs develop and implement watershed-based surface water management plans. WMOs may be joint powers organizations or watershed districts. WMO boundaries are based as closely as possible on natural watershed boundaries.

The Metropolitan Groundwater Management Act applies to the seven-county metro area. The Local Water Resources Protection and Management Program provides funding to counties to develop and implement groundwater plans under this voluntary act, approved in 1985. Six of the seven counties participate.

Eligibility:

A county may be eligible for a grant amount that is based in part on the Comprehensive Local Water Plan County Levy as determined by the Minnesota Department of Revenue. A county is required to provide the levy amount calculated using county funds only. 

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