Grant Reports

Grants received by Chisago County Environmental Services/Zoning & Parks. This Department receives various grants from State Agencies for different projects. Please visit this page for information relating to these grants.

Natural Resources Block Grant

Each year, Chisago County receives funds from the Natural Resources Block Grant (NRBG) administered by the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources. The NRBG is a composite of base grants available to counties that help implement programs designed to protect and improve water resources. Individual programs under this grant include:

  • Comprehensive Local Water Management
  • Shoreland Management
  • Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS) Program
  • Wetland Conservation Act


Contact Jerry Spetzman at 651-213-8383 or by email.

Public Ditch System

The ditch system in Chisago County plays an important role in managing the drainage of surface water in many parts of the County. In 2014, Chisago County was awarded a grant under the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources Soil Erosion and Drainage Law Compliance Program. This grant was to help Chisago County implement two objectives: 1.) Develop an inventory of the County Public Ditch System; and 2.) Develop a plan for management and maintenance of the Chisago County Ditch System.