Funding & Administration FAQs

Frequently asked questions about funding and administering a Healthy Lakes project.

Yes, the Department of Natural Resources created a Lake Protection – Plan Implementation sub-category for Healthy Lakes grants. The gateway to seek the funding requires an eligible sponsor to adopt the Plan by resolution or integrate it into a complimentary planning effort, like lake management or comprehensive planning.
There may be alternative (i.e. non-Healthy Lakes grant) funding available through your county’s land and water conservation department.

Please note, Healthy Lakes grant funding is not available for regulatory compliance purposes, including shoreland mitigation projects.

Science of Healthy Lakes


The science of lake management has advanced significantly over the last few decades. We better understand natural science – how lakes function and the importance of shorelands to lake health, as well as the social science – how people and their attitudes and behaviors affect lakes.

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