The Natural Resources Block Grant (NRBG) is a composite of base grants available to local government units that help them implement programs designed to protect and improve water resources. Individual programs under this grant include:
- Comprehensive Local Water Management
- Wetland Conservation Act
- DNR - Shoreland Management
- Minnesota Pollution Control Agency - Feedlot Permit Program
- Minnesota Pollution Control Agency - Subsurface Sewage Treatment System Program
Counties are the only eligible applicants for these grants. A county may apply for any or all of these grant components. In addition, a county is responsible for providing the required match. To be eligible for the NRBG, a county must have a locally adopted and BWSR approved comprehensive local water management plan, complete a written application, provide a resolution authorizing the signatures on the application and required match, and must have submitted an annual report. This grant program is administered on a fiscal year basis. Applications are completed on BWSR’s eLINK system.
For information about the application process, local governments should contact their board conservationist.
- FY 2013 NRBG Grant Allocation (posted August, 27, 2012)
- FY 2013 NRBG Grant Levy Amounts (posted August 14, 2012)
- FY 2011 NRBG Grant Allocation (posted June 30, 2010)
- FY 2011 NRBG Grant Allocation spreadsheet (posted June 30, 2010)
- 2011 NRBG Grant Levy Amounts (posted July 19, 2010)
- 2010 NRBG Allocation (posted August 5, 2009)
- Final 2010 NRBG Allocation Statement (posted August 5, 2009)