Surface water grant code consolidation

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is consolidating its surface water grant programs under a single administrative rule, Chapter NR 193.

The consolidated rule unites the surface water grant subprograms under one consistent set of procedures and policies, updates the program to current management standards and streamlines processes while continuing to provide financial support to protect and improve Wisconsin waters. This week, the department launched a new web page to explain the rulemaking process. You can use the information presented there to track progress and identify opportunities to participate.

How to get involved:

Public participation is a critical component of agency rulemaking. On the new web page you’ll find our timeline, current status, public input opportunities, and links proposed permanent rules page where important review documents are posted. Information related to NR 193 will be listed under NRB Order Number WY-18-15.

The web address is:

Sign up for GovDelivery!

We’ll send periodic announcements and reminders about the grant program and the grant rule revision through GovDelivery. Sign up for this mailing list to receive topical updates on the Surface Water Grant program. Click the icon below and enter your email on the page that opens to sign up for the distribution list.

I encourage you to participate in the rulemaking process, your input is extremely valuable to the program.

This email was sent to the lakes partnership list, the AIS coordinators’ list, and all applicants to the surface water grant program from 2017 – 2019.


Alison Mikulyuk
Lakes and Rivers Team Leader
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Phone: (608) 264-8947