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Future grant opportunities

In Phase 2 (2020-2023), MPCA will distribute $23.5 million across six grant programs. We will continue to invest in the five categories seen in Phase 1 (2018-2019), with an additional grant program to fund electric school buses. You can read the full plan for Phase 2 here: Minnesota's plan.

Information about Phase 2 grant opportunities and requests for proposals will be posted here as they become available.

Electric school bus pilot project

MPCA is currently seeking input from stakeholders so that we can design an effective pilot project that will address school districts’ transportation needs and budgets, and be better equipped for successful implementation.

MPCA will host online-only stakeholder meetings in April and May 2020 for those who are interested in purchasing electric school buses or introducing this technology at their school. These meetings are open to all, but we’d like to especially encourage participation from transportation coordinators and fleet managers, school leadership, school bus suppliers and operators, electric school bus manufacturers, and electric utilities. If you are interested in attending a meeting or would like additional information, please send an email to with your full name, organization and contact information.

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