Minnesota residents are eligible to apply for Lawns to Legumes cost-share funding of up to $350 to create pollinator habitat in their yards. Applications will be chosen through a randomized drawing, though priority will be given to projects within higher priority areas (see priority map), and to equitable geographic distribution.
Lawns to Legumes is currently accepting new applications for its Fall 2023 grant. Recipients of the Fall grant should expect to be notified in late summer. If you applied for and did not receive a grant after August 22nd, 2022, you do not need to reapply and your application will be eligible for a Fall 2023 grant. If you applied for the grant before August 22nd, 2022, you must resubmit an application to be considered eligible.
*Please note that applying for Lawns to Legumes cost-share funding does not guarantee you will receive funding. If your application is awarded funding, it will be in the form of reimbursement. We will work with awardees unable to afford the upfront cost of a project to find a way to still participate in the program.
Lawns to Legumes provide many free helpful resources on creating pollinator habitat. You can check our Lawns to Legumes page and the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources website. You will find information on projects like pocket gardens, pollinator lawns, and meadows and planting trees and shrubs for pollinators, how to design your project, and more.
Lawns to Legumes comes through the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources. Blue Thumb is BWSR’s partner for the individual support part of the program.