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.
Apply now. $2.66 million in total grant funding for installing direct current fast chargers for electric vehicles in designated corridors along highways and interstates in Greater Minnesota.
Apply now. Eligible applicants in Minnesota are encouraged to apply for $3 million in grant funding to help purchase new electric school buses to replace older, diesel-powered school buses.
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.