Apply for Lawns to Legumes Assistance

Minnesota residents are eligible to apply for Lawns to Legumes cost-share funding of up to $400 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.

The application deadline for the Spring 2024 Lawns to Legumes Individual Support program is November 30. Grant recipients will be notified in mid-December. Any applications submitted on August 22, 2022 or later that were not previously awarded a grant will remain in consideration for Spring 2024 funding, and do not need to be resubmitted.

*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 provides 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.