Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Press Release

Clean Boats, Clean Waters Grants Available

New Applicants Must Contact DNR By Sept. 2

By - Aug 18th, 2021 11:05 am

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced it is accepting Clean Boats, Clean Waters grant applications for the 10th consecutive year to prevent aquatic invasive species statewide.

To apply, new grant applicants must contact the DNR via email at DNRCBCWGrants@wisconsin.gov by Sept. 2, 2021. The deadline to submit final applications is Nov. 1, 2021.

There is $4,000 available in state grants to eligible applicants that have 200 hours of watercraft inspection completed at a boat landing or a pair of landings. An organization is eligible to receive as much as $24,000 each year. The grant term is Feb. 15 – Dec. 15, 2021.

Since 2013, more than $5.17 million in grants has been awarded to local municipalities, lake associations and other eligible entities. Grants are used to train and equip watercraft inspectors who help perform boat and trailer checks, provide informational materials and educate boaters on how to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species such as zebra mussels and Eurasian watermilfoil.

For more information and eligibility requirements, visit the DNR webpage here or contact Laura MacFarland, DNR Financial Assistance Specialist, at DNRCBCWGrants@wisconsin.gov.

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