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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 on this page as they become available. 

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This schedule represents our best estimate and may be subject to change.

Expected fall 2020

Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations. The MPCA intends to issue a grant RFP for Level 2 EV charging stations located in public locations, mobility hubs, workplaces, and multi-unit housing statewide. 

Expected spring 2021

School bus replacements (non-electric). The MPCA intends to issue a grant RFP for the replacement of eligible diesel Class 4-8 school buses. Eligible replacement fuel types include diesel, propane, and natural gas.

Heavy-duty on-road vehicles and electric equipment. The MPCA intends to combine two programs referenced in the Phase 2 Beneficiary Mitigation Plan into a single grant RFP:

  • Heavy-duty electric vehicle and equipment grants - this program will provide funds to help replace heavy-duty vehicles and equipment with electric alternatives. We anticipate particular interest in replacing transit buses and shuttles, large and medium-sized (class 4-8) delivery trucks, airport ground support equipment, and forklifts.   
  • Cleaner heavy-duty on-road vehicle grants – this program will help fund the replacement of large and medium (class 4-8) diesel delivery trucks and transit buses with cleaner alternatives including diesel, propane, natural gas, and fuel/electric hybrids.

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