LANDSCAPE GRANTS

Looking to build a project that will benefit the water quality of our community? Apply for a VLAWMO Landscape Grant and let us help you by sharing the cost of the project. From raingardens to shoreline restorations, VLAWMO is committed to helping members of our community build projects that enhance the health of our water.

Apply for a landscape grant now

Level 1 (Maximum $2,000)

Apply for a Level 1 Grant - Grants are now available for 2017!

The Landscape Level 1 Cost Share Program funds projects such as raingardens, shoreline restorations, and other projects that protect or enhance water quality. This program will reimburse 75% of the cost of materials and approved labor, up to $2000. 

View Level 1 Grant Guidance for more information about the terms of the grant.

View examples of eligible project types
  • Raingardens
  • Redirect water runoff projects
  • Volume reduction and runoff treatment projects (infiltration basins and trenches, cisterns, green roofs, filtration)
  • Unique solutions for soil erosion and sediment control practices
  • Native habitat restoration with priority given to waterways, lakes, ponds, buffers, and wetlands
  • Purchase of rainbarrels to recycle rainwater
  • Pervious asphalt and pavers


Example of non-eligible projects include:

  • Aeration systems for ponds and lakes

Level 2 (Maximum $20,000)

Apply for a Level 2 Grant

The Landscape Level 2 Program is for larger scale projects (minimum TOTAL cost of $5,000).  There is $30,000 available for projects in 2017. The grant can cover up to 75% of the costs and total amount awarded will depend on the decision of the VLAWMO Technical Commission who reviews the applications with final approval coming from the VLAWMO Board of Directors.  Past Landscape Level 2 Cost Share Projects include the raingardens in the playground area of White Bear Montessori School, the green roof on the City of White Bear Lake Public Works facility and the creek restoration at the White Bear Preserve Townhomes.

View Level 2 Grant Guidance for more information about the terms of the grant.

View examples of eligible project types
  • Raingardens
  • Redirect water runoff projects
  • Volume reduction and runoff treatment projects (infiltration basins and trenches, cisterns, green roofs, filtration)
  • Unique solutions for soil erosion and sediment control practices
  • Native habitat restoration with priority given to waterways, lakes, ponds, buffers, and wetlands
  • Purchase of rainbarrels to recycle rainwater
  • Pervious asphalt and pavers


Example of non-eligible projects include:

  • Aeration systems for ponds installed mainly for aesthetics with limited water quality benefits.

  • Restoration work which the applicant has been required to complete

Examples of completed landscape grant projects