Closed. Applications were due February 23.

Regionally developed and integrated solid waste management plan grant

The MPCA invited eligible applicants to submit project proposals that will result in regionally developed and integrated solid waste management plans (per Minn. R. 9215.0800 and Minn. Stat. 115A.46). The MPCA requests each proposed plan include three or more counties and/or districts, meet the requirements of Minn. R. 9215.0500 – 9215.0880, and advance solid waste management within the region to align with the goals of the state.

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

Closed: Application deadline was Feb. 23, 2021

  • Total funding: $115,000
  • Match: At least 25% of the project budget; local direct and indirect cash-match or in-kind match

Application materials

EA grant: Regionally developed and integrated solid waste management plan (FY21)

PDF icon Request for proposals (p-f2-27a-fy21-3)

This document describes the State Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Environmental Assistance (EA) grant round, 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 Tuesday, February 23, 2021.

File Application form (p-f2-27c-fy21-3)

Office spreadsheet icon Budget (p-f2-27e-fy21-3)

File Project workplan (p-f2-27f-fy21-3)

File Sample grant agreement (p-f2-27d-fy21-3)

Questions and answers

Applicants who have any questions regarding this RFP must submit questions to, subject line: “EA Question”, no later than 4:00 p.m. Central Time on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Answers to questions will be posted frequently on this webpage.

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

Q1: How do we completed the anticipated outcomes table in the workplan if we don’t know what the integrated system will look like at this point in order to be able to calculate possible impacts?
A1: The environmental outcomes table should be modified to be reflective of your specific project. This table should describe the information to be gained that will inform and lead to environmental improvements. 

Q2: Can we count work that has been previously completed and is extremely helpful in this work?
A2: The cost of activities initiated and costs incurred prior to execution of a grant agreement are ineligible.

Q3: How do you delete the red in the project workplan document?
A3: The posted document has been updated to allow for editing.


The purpose of this funding is to encourage and support collaboration in regional planning, partnership and integration of new programs, consolidation of existing programs, improved transportation networks, expansion of alliances, sharing of resources, services, and facilities, economic development, and solid waste management among political subdivisions.