Minnesota residents are eligible to apply for Lawns to Legumes cost-share funding of up to $350 to create pollinator habitat in their yards. The application period is open until Jan. 18, 2023, and applicants will be chosen and notified in February. 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. Unlike previous application rounds, which rolled unselected applicants into successive rounds for consideration, we are starting with a fresh pool of applicants. If you applied to L2L before August 2022 and did not receive a grant, you will need to reapply in order to be considered again.
*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 a 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.
If you want more information on creating pollinator habitat, Lawns to Legumes provides many free helpful resources. You can check our Lawns to Legumes page, our Grantee page and the Lawns to Legumes page on the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources website. You will find information on types of projects, including 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.