Water Plan & Natural Resources Block Grant

As part of the State of Minnesota requirement to ensure accountability, and transparency in the expenditure of State funding, Wilkin County is providing information on the expenditure of the Natural Resources Block Grant (NRBG) and the Wetland Conservation Act report and DNR Shoreland report for public review in the links at the bottom of this page.

The NRBG is a composite of base grants available to Wilkin County to help them implement programs designed to protect and improve water resources.






Individual programs under this grant include:

  • Comprehensive Local Water Management
  • Wetland Conservation Act
  • DNR Shoreland Management Program
  • Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Feedlot Permit Program
  • MPCA Individual Sewage Treatment Systems Program

Counties are the only eligible applicants for these grants. Wilkin County may apply for any or all of these grant components, but chose not to apply for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Feedlot Program. Wilkin County is responsible for providing the required match any and all of these prgrams.

To be eligible for the NRBG, a county must have a locally adopted and Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) approved comprehensive local water management plan, complete a written application, provide a resolution authorizing the signatures on the application and required match, and must have submitted an annual report.