Diesel on-road and heavy duty electric vehicle replacement grant

Apply now for a grant for replacing heavy-duty diesel vehicles with electric or other, cleaner models. Funding is split into two pools:

  • $3.5 million will support organizations making the switch to electric vehicles/equipment
  • $1.7 million will fund new vehicles powered by diesel, propane, natural gas, and fuel/electric hybrids

full-electric work truck chassisSee the request for proposals (RFP) for full details on eligibility: who may apply, grant match requirements for eligible vehicle types, and other information that will help applicants submit a proposal.

  • Application deadline: August 9, 2021
  • Total funding: Approximately $5.2 million

Application materials

PDF icon Request for proposals (p-f2-51a-fy21)

This document describes the Diesel On-Road Truck and Transit Bus Replacement and Heavy Duty (HD) Electric Equipment and On-road Truck Grant, including information on who may apply for funding, the funding priorities for this grant round, 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 4:30 p.m. Central Time via e-mail, on August 9, 2021.

File Application form - part I (p-f2-51b-fy21)

File Application form - part II (p-f2-51c-fy21)

Additional references

PDF icon Project evaluation methods (p-f2-51f-fy21)

PDF icon Sample grant agreement (p-f2-51e-fy21)

Informational session

File Webex: Informational meeting - June 10 (10 a.m.)

MPCA staff will host an online training about this request for proposals on Thursday, June 10, starting at 10 a.m.
Meeting number (access code): 187 510 3546; Meeting password: ZPnRS32MYm5
Join by phone: 415-655-0003

Questions and answers

Applicants who have any questions regarding this RFP must email questions to grants.pca@state.mn.us, subject line: “Diesel On-Road Grant 2021”, no later than 4:30 p.m. Central Time on July 29, 2021.

Answers to questions will be posted frequently on the Questions and answers web page.

MPCA personnel not listed are not authorized to discuss this RFP with applicants outside of the question and answer forum. Contact regarding this RFP with any MPCA personnel may result in disqualification.


This new grant round will help eliminate cost barriers by providing crucial financial assistance to organizations looking to purchase electric vehicles that meet their needs. The purpose of this grant program is to reduce emissions from older diesel vehicles in Minnesota by replacing them with new all-electric, cleaner diesel, or alternative fuel models.