Stream bank maintenance grants

Note: There is no funding currently available for stream bank maintenance grants. However, the program remains in place in the event that there is funding available in the future.

Program Purpose: The removal of brush, dead or downed trees and other debris such as concrete, asphalt or scrap material from stream channels and flood plains.

Eligible Projects: Cutting and removing dead and downed trees and brush from the channel or flood plain, removing large rocks and other debris from the channel or flood plain, and supporting measures which stabilize banks and reduce reoccurrence of snagging and sedimentation.

Who May Apply: County Governments

Priorities: Priority is based upon the severity of the maintenance problem and funds available.

Level of Assistance: A maximum of 75% of eligible project costs. Typically, grant awards range from $5,000 - $15,000. Applicants are eligible to receive more than one grant.

General Information: This program was created in 1973 to help county governments respond to flood damaged streams and flood plains.

How to Apply: Information about applications will be sent to all counties when funds are appropriated for this program. Once the application process begins, counties must submit a map showing the reach of the stream to be maintained, photographs showing the nature and extent of the maintenance problem, and a resolution of support from the county board.

Contact:
Pat Lynch, Flood Damage Reduction Program Manager
DNR Division of Waters
500 Lafayette Road, Box 32
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: (651) 259-5691
Fax: (651) 296-0445
E-Mail: pat.lynch@state.mn.us

Related DNR Programs:
Dam Safety Grant Program
Flood Damage Reduction Program

Other Related Programs: None.