The Neighborhood Water Resources Enhancement Grant (NWREG) awards grants of up to $1,000 for projects on private property that enhance water quality. Grant recipients receive a reimbursement after completing their project.
Qualifying projects include but are not limited to shoreline restorations, raingardens, and native gardens/plantings. Qualified applicants are Burnsville residents, neighborhood groups, and businesses/other properties within Burnsville. The grant may not be used retroactively (i.e. for projects already underway or completed).
Before applying, it is very important to review the grant policies & information and contact staff with questions about eligibility.
City staff typically make award decisions by early-May. All applicants will be notified by email whether or not their projects were awarded a grant.
If you are awarded a grant, please make sure the grant agreement has been signed by the City before spending money on your project. Only purchases made after the grant agreement is signed are eligible for reimbursement.
Numerous grant applications are submitted every year, so not every applicant will receive an award. When reviewing applications, a key consideration is which projects would have the most direct benefit to enhancing water quality. Well-planned, detailed projects with a high level of positive impact to water quality will be prioritized for receiving grants.
Please email, mail, or fax application to:
You may also drop off your application to the address listed above in the "Drop Box" outside the front door. Please notify Caleb that you have left it there.
For questions regarding the grant, please contact Caleb Ashling, at 952-895-4543 or email