Contract, grant and loan opportunities

Open RFPs

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

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

  • Application deadline: Due no later than June 26, 2018 (2:00 p.m. Central Time)
  • Total available funding: $493,000; refer to the RFP for details on grant funding for specific projects (minimum/maximum, match).
  • Who can apply? Minnesota residents, organizations, businesses, institutions, political subdivisions of the state, and tribal governments (Minn. R. 9210.0810, subp. 2.B). Eligibility may be further defined within each preferred project. Multi-organizational collaboration is encouraged.

Go to the Environmental Assistance grants page for application materials and complete details. 

Grants available for VOC reduction projects. See the Clean air grants to reduce VOCs page for application materials and complete details. 

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 $15 million is available for fiscal years 2018 and 2019.

Recently closed RFPs

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.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) sought diesel fleet owners from private, public, and non-profit sectors to respond to its Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant opportunity to fund clean diesel activities in Minnesota. The goal is to reduce diesel emissions from older diesel engines and improves air quality and public health by implementing clean diesel projects.

Closed: Applications were due Jan. 22, 2018