CPL Grants - How to Apply

  1. Contact CPL Staff at any point in the application process if you have questions or need assistance. 
  2. Use the CPL grant cycle comparison chart This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. to determine which grant cycle best fits your project.
  3. Read through the FY2017 CPL Request for Proposals This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. for complete program information and requirements.
  4. Review the CPL Payment Manual This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. for information on the reimbursement process and documentation that will be required.
  5. Read through the information in the Application Supporting Documents and Information section at the bottom of this page as it applies to your project and activities (Restoration, Enhancement or Acquisition).
  6. Meet with the Land Manager or Easement Holder responsible for the land on which your project will take place. This person will need to complete the Land Manager Review and Approval Form This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (required for all projects at time of application submission).
  7. If your project will take place in a public water, you must also have the DNR Area Hydrologist complete the Public Waters Project Form This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it..
  8. Use the Project Planning Form This link leads to an Word document. as a tool to begin compiling information before the application system opens.
  9. Check out the CPL Frequently Asked Questions   

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All applications must be completed using the online application system. The application system for Round 1 of all grant cycles (TraditionalMetro, and ECP) opened August 1, 2016, and closed September 9, 2016. Round 2 will open December 12th for the Metro grant cycle only. Click here to sign up for the CPL listserv to receive an email when information is available.

Application Supporting Documents and Information:                             

 Applicant Forms