Grant round is closed. Applications were due March 11.

Grants for community strategies to adapt to climate change

Dollar sign to highlight MPCA financial assistance such as grants and loansMPCA solicited grant applications for approximately $250,000 to research, develop, and implement strategies for communities to adapt to the impacts of climate change and improve community resilience while achieving positive environmental outcomes. These efforts will prevent or reduce the environmental impacts including waste and pollution caused by warming temperatures and extreme precipitation while protecting public health and well-being.

Closed. Applications were due March 11, 2020.

Background

Minnesota's climate already is changing rapidly and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

Climate adaptation is about developing and implementing strategies, initiatives, and actions to help human and natural systems cope with and become more resilient to the impacts of climate change. Adaptation is a form of risk management. Many important climate-influenced effects have already changed. They will continue to change in the decades ahead even if greenhouse gas emissions were to stop immediately.