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Financial Assistance

DNR Grants and Loans

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Public Comment Period: 

The public comment period for our draft FY23 Surface Water Grant Program Applicant Guide and Program Guidance document has officially opened.

Please review the draft guidance and submit your comments to by July 1, 2022. All comments received will be considered. The final program guidance document will then be posted on this Surface Water Grant web page in July.

The DNR administers many grant and loan programs. We work closely with interested local governments, organizations and private landowners to develop and support projects that protect public health, the environment and outdoor recreation.


The DNR administers many grant programs, grants are monetary awards that do not have to be paid back.


Information on loan programs for the Clean Water Fund Program (CWFP), Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP), brownfi

Council, Commission & Committee meetings

The Community Financial Assistance program works with various advisory councils, commissions and committees.

Stewardship Program

The Stewardship Program meets Wisconsin’s conservation and recreation goals through the acquisition of land and easemen

Go to online system

Apply for CWFP & SDWLP financial assistance.

Loans Reference Guide

Search the index for CWFP and SDWLP guidance and topics.

Project Lists & Intended Use Plans

View loan project priority and funding lists.
Project Lists & Intended Use Plans


Read CWFP & SDWLP electronic newsletter.

Grants Staff

Find a Community Financial Assistance Program grant specialist.
Grants Staff

Loans Staff

Find a Community Financial Assistance Program loan specialist.
Loans Staff

Grant Awards

View grant awards by program.
Grant Awards