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Educator mini-grants

The District is not accepting applications for Educator Mini- Grants at this time

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Support for educators to incorporate water resources into their teaching 

(Not currently accepting applications. Please check back.)

Do you have an idea for a lesson plan or activity involving water resources? The watershed district is offering mini grants to help cover the cost of the materials and support your ideas. Grant awards range from $50 to $400 and are available to teachers and informal educators. Applications are accepted throughout the year until funds run out.


  • Projects must take place within the watershed district
  • Projects must have a water resources component
  • You are eligible for one grant per academic year


  • Amount: $50 - $400
  • Grants are awarded as a rebate for purchases made
  • A project report and receipts must be provided for refund to be issued

How it works

  1.   Come up with an idea!
  2.   Fill out the application
  3.   You should hear from someone within 5 business days whether your application is approved
  4.   Do your activity! Take photos, and save your receipts
  5.   Fill out a project report
  6.   A reimbursement check will come in the mail


Project report

Submit your report before the 15th of the month to receive your reimbursement the 1st week of the following month.



There are no dealines. Apply at any time. School year applications accepted while funds last. 
(2019 Educator Grant budget = $5000)



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Project examples

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Bus fee to a nature center

J's fourth graders took a trip to a local nature center to learn about the aquatic habitats there. The mini-grant paid for the busses.

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Snowshoes to explore a frozen lake

N's kindergarteners got outfitted with snowshoes so they could explore frozen Duck Lake.


Binoculars for wildlife watching

J's class used their new binoculars to get up close with critters in the creek near their school.