AIS Grants

2023 Grant Applications have been approved. Grant Award Notices will be sent to all Grantees by March 1st, 2023.
Please see the 2023 AIS Grants Webpage for more details.

Minnesota's Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) prevention has provided $10 Million to Minnesota Counties each year since 2014. Each county has unique landscapes, ecosystems, and economies, so management is done locally. The AIS prevention program aims to prevent AIS by managing species present and reducing the risk of AIS spread from infested to un-infested waters. Meeker county works closely with anglers, lake associations, and sportsman clubs to manage AIS in the lakes and prevent their spread. The AIS Prevention and Management Program partners and provides financial and sometimes logistical support to the community via Annual AIS Grants.

         On average, Meeker County's AIS Advisory Committee and County Board approve 15-20 projects local lakes! Management and prevention projects range from the extension of inspection hours at public water accesses, training, signage, and support for AIS Treatment. For information on the State of Minnesota's DNR Grants for AIS Control please see the DNR website.

AIS Grantees: Please remember to compare costs with lake service providers and get a third-party survey before treatment if required for your grant. See your Grant Award Notice (GAN) for more information. If you have questions, please contact the coordinator.

Ariana Richardson
AIS Coordinator