Community Blue Grant Deadline

Begins: Sep 29th, 2023 at 4:30 pm
Ends: Sep 29th, 2023 at 4:30 pm

Location:   | , Minnesota

VLAWMO's Community Blue grant program uses partnerships to promote watershed stewardship, leadership, and education. Applications are accepted twice each year at VLAWMO's April and October Technical Commission (TEC) meetings.

TEC meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month and all packet materials for that meeting are released on the first Wednesday of the month. Application deadlines are set to allow for application planning and review with staff on the front end of submission. Contact VLAWMO at (651) 204-6070 for questions or to get started in preparing a draft grant application. 

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Program description:

Is your community interested in local water but isn't sure where to start? Community Blue is a resource that can help communities gain tools and traction towards learning about and making a difference for local water. Project ideas include: 

  • Hiring actor educators or artist specialists to facilitate activities that relate to local water topics. 
  • Attending or coordinating trainings for educators on water conservation, stormwater, native plants, or other related topics. 
  • Developing educational resources with designers and print services. 
  • Purchasing permission for film screenings and hosting movie nights. 
  • Inviting guest speakers to speak to your group. 
  • Installing signage to support prairie restorations and stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) such as raingardens. 
  • Renovating existing raingardens with fresh plants or mulch. 

Visit the Community Blue page below for guidance documents, applications, and stories from past projects. 

Community Blue Grants


Upcoming events

Fri, Sep 29 2023 - 4:30pm to 4:30pm

One of two annual deadlines for Community Blue grant submissions. Grant submissions fit into April and October VLAWMO Technical Commission (TEC) meetings.

Sun, Oct 01 2023 : From 8:00am to 5:00pm

Monthly yard and garden tips for caring for the watershed.

Wed, Oct 11 2023 - 8:00am to 9:30am

Monthly Technical Commission (TEC) meeting at Vadnais Heights City Hall - council chambers.

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