Project Funding

Yahara WINS has provided funds to support low-cost, innovative projects that help reduce phosphorus runoff into local waterways.

Yahara WINS previously offered innovation grants as a way for others to obtain funding for new, innovative projects. Though these grants are no longer available, we encourage anyone with a project that will reduce phosphorus runoff in the Yahara watershed to apply for funding. Funds are awarded on a case-by-case basis.

Applications are accepted at Anytime

Project Funding FAQs

Proposed projects can target either agricultural runoff or urban stormwater, the two primary contributors of phosphorus
to waterways. Projects need to have a modeled phosphorus reduction.

Unlike the innovation grants previously awarded by Yahara WINS, there is no specific amount allocated for project funding. Funding decisions are decided on a case-by-case basis, based on the current budget and by the information provided in the application.

They are available year-round.

Recent examples include funding for farmer-led cover crop projects, new agricultural practices, and improved leaf management techniques.

Complete the application available at the bottom of this page and return to the email address indicated. Someone will follow-up with you on next steps.

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Still have questions?

Contact us for information regarding project funding for phosphorus reduction through agricultural runoff or urban stormwater proposals.

Mike Gilbertson, Watershed Programs Coordinator
608-949-4463  |  Email Mike