Closed. Application deadline was July 7, 2020.

Greater Minnesota recycling and composting grant FY20

EA grant funding for projects that improve recycling and composting in Greater MinnesotaThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) offered approximately $1 million for grant projects that focus on best practices for recycling or composting collection systems.

Eligible applicants are political subdivisions in Minnesota outside the Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington County). Multi-organizational collaboration is encouraged. If the applicant is a city, the city’s population must be less than 45,000.

See the request for proposals (RFP) for full details on eligibility, grant match amounts, and other information that will help applicants submit a proposal.

Closed: Application deadline was July 7, 2020 (2 p.m.)

  • Total funds: Approximately $1 million
  • Awards: Maximum $250,000; minimum $150,000
  • Match requirement: 25% (applicants must provide at least 25% match)

Application materials

Environmental Assistance grant round: Greater Minnesota recycling and composting grant FY20

PDF icon Addendum 1 (p-f2-27-2h-fy20)

This addendum will become part of the Request for Proposal and must be submitted with the Request for Proposal Response. (June 23, 2020)

PDF icon Request for proposals (p-f2-27-2a-fy20)

This document describes the State Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Environmental Assistance grant round for Greater Minnesota recycling and composting, including information on who may apply for funding, the funding priorities, match requirements, activities eligible for funding, and other information that will help applicants plan their project and submit a competitive application. Applications are due no later than 2:00 p.m. Central Time on July 7, 2020.

File Application form (p-f2-27-2c-fy20)

Office spreadsheet icon Budget (p-f2-27-2e-fy20)

File Project workplan (p-f2-27-2f-fy20)

Additional references

PDF icon Sample grant agreement (p-f2-27-2d-fy20)

Questions and answers

Applicants who have any questions regarding this RFP must submit questions to, subject line: “EA Question”, no later than June 29, 2020. Answers to questions will be posted frequently on this web page.

PDF icon Questions and answers (p-f2-27-2b-fy20)

MPCA personnel are not authorized to discuss this RFP with applicants, and contact regarding this RFP with any MPCA personnel may result in disqualification.