Healthy shorelines are among the most productive and diverse environments. They support a vibrant community of plants and wildlife, filter pollutants and protect against erosion. We want to help give your lakes some love by offering the Love Your Lake Microgrant Program.
Who can apply?
Lake groups and lake associations who have participated in Love Your Lake are eligible to receive a microgrant of up to $500 per group. Applications will be reviewed based on the quality of the project and the need for financial support.
What projects may be funded?
The Love Your Lake Microgrant Program will provide funding for shoreline naturalization projects that positively impact lake health such as shoreline restoration and demonstration sites.
Proposals need to demonstrate the support and involvement of lake community members in projects that take action towards improving and maintaining shoreline and lake health. Examples can include community members distributing native plants, helping design garden layouts and planting shorelines.
What project costs are eligible?
- Native plants and other landscaping material and supply costs
- Equipment rental costs
How to apply?
Applications for the Love Your Lake Microgrant Program can be submitted online at Love Your Lake.
The 2021 Love Your Lake Microgrant Program application deadline is April 15, 2021 and successful recipients will receive notification by May 3, 2021. All funding must be used by December 1, 2021 and a funding report must be submitted by December 17, 2021.
We thank you for your involvement in the program and we look forward to supporting groups in protecting and maintaining the health of our lakes and shorelines!