Contract, grant and loan opportunities

Open RFPs

Current requests for proposals for MPCA projects and grant/loan programs open for solicitation.

Alternative landscape equipment grant. Up to $300,000 in grant funding is available to switch from 2-cycle gasoline equipment to electric-powered landscaping equipment.

Eligible applicants include businesses with under 500 employees, governmental agencies, educational institutions, or nongovernmental organizations (e.g., nonprofit or industry association). Special consideration given for targeted applicants in environmental justice and highly urbanized areas.

The request for proposals (RFP) has the details that will help applicants submit an application.

Applications due no later than December 5, 2018 (4:00 pm Central Time)

Applicants can be retired engineers, scientists, managers, or other retired professionals from a wide range of technical and non-technical fields. For info, see Join RETAP.

The Environmental Assistance (EA) loan program accepts applications on a continuous basis. Loans are awarded throughout the calendar year, based on the availability of program funds. Visit the program Web page for application forms, reference documents such as Frequently Asked Questions, and links to applicable statutes and rules.

The Clean Water Partnership (CWP) program is now accepting loan applications from local governmental units interested in receiving zero-percent-interest loans to lead a nonpoint source pollution control project for protection or restoration of Minnesota’s water bodies. Application can be submitted at any time. Currently there is no deadline for submittal of an application. A total of $20 million is available for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 (maximum loan of $2 million per project).

Recently closed RFPs

Funding for non-road clean diesel projects in Minnesota. $1.1 million to upgrade non-road equipment (including towboats, locomotives and construction equipment) through replacement, engine replacement, and some idle-reduction technologies.

Closed: Applications were due November 16, 2018 (2:30 p.m. Central Time).

MPCA solicited applications for a provider of targeted assistance for Minnesota cities interested in exploring City-wide Commercial Building Benchmarking, in support of the mission and efforts of the Building Energy Benchmarking Collaborative.

Closed: Applications were due October 9, 2018.

Grant to install Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in public places, workplaces, and multi-unit dwellings; funded by the Volkswagen Settlement.

Closed: Applications were due September 5, 2018.

Grants to install direct current fast-charging stations for electric vehicles along Minnesota highways and interstates; funded by the Volkswagen Settlement.

Closed: Applications were due August 21, 2018.

Grants for replacing old diesel school buses were part of Minnesota’s Diesel Replacement Program, funded by the Volkswagen Settlement.

Closed: Applications were due July 19, 2018.

Closed: Applications were due June 26, 2018.

Full details on this grant round are spelled out in the posted request for proposals, especially the focus areas and eligible applicants and projects.

Go to the Environmental Assistance grants page to see more.

Closed: Applications were due May 18, 2018.

MPCA is seeking intern candidates for a Green Chemistry & Engineering internship at a Minnesota facility in summer 2018.

See Green and safer product chemistry grants page for program details.

Closed: Applications were due April 30, 2018

A total of $2 million available for eligible recycling and composting projects in Greater Minnesota.

Closed March 13, 2018

Proposals for a Green Chemistry & Engineering internship at a Minnesota facility in summer 2018. The maximum grant funding is $10,000.

Closed February 23, 2018.

MPCA anticipates about $1.4 million will be available this round for projects that will reduce nonpoint source pollution in Minnesota’s lakes, rivers, and streams.

Closed: Applications were due March 2, 2018.