Apply for Lawns to Legumes Assistance

The Lawns to Legumes individual grant program is currently not open for applications. Our form will open again in June 2024 for Spring 2025 applications. 

If you want to be notified when applications open again, you can fill out the interest form at the bottom of this page.

Lawns to Legumes is no longer rolling over applications from previous funding rounds. If you previously applied for the program and were not awarded a grant, you will need to reapply to be considered for Spring 2025 funding. 

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 are able to award a very limited number of vouchers to grant participants unable to afford the upfront cost of a project.

 

How are Lawns to Legumes grants awarded?

Lawns to Legumes uses a lottery system to select grant recipients. This system gives additional weight to applicants who live in priority habitat areas for the rusty-patched bumblebee and other at risk pollinators, and factors in geographic distribution to ensure all regions of the state are represented. Environmental justice and equity factors are also included in the ranking system to ensure that low income, minority and tribal communities are represented and prioritized among awarded recipients.

Can I apply again if I have previously received an award?

To give as many people as possible the opportunity to start a project, Lawns to Legumes can only award one grant per individual. However, your city or local soil and water conservation district or watershed district may have similar native planting grant opportunities! Our Partner Grants page lists some of those opportunities.

What can I do if I don’t get an award?

Lawns to Legumes is currently operating on a spring (January-July) and fall (June-November) funding round each year. If you don’t receive an award, you can reapply when applications open for the next funding round.

For free resources, you can check Blue Thumb’s Plan a Project page and the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources website for information on native plantings for pollinators, how to design your project, and more.

Lawns to Legumes Interest Form

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