Greater Minnesota school bus replacement grants

Diesel school busMPCA is now accepting applications for replacing old diesel school buses (model years 1992-2009) used in Greater Minnesota.

Refer to the request for proposals (RFP) for details on who may apply, vehicle requirements, and other helpful application information.

  • MPCA anticipates awarding approximately $580,000 for these Greater Minnesota school bus grants.
  • Applications are due August 13, 2019 (4:30 p.m. Central Time)

Informational meeting

We’re hosting an information meeting about this funding opportunity where you can learn more and ask questions about the application process. If you’re unable to join us in Saint Paul, you can also join the meeting remotely. An agenda will be posted with the link to the webinar before the meeting.

  • Tuesday, July 30, 2019 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the MPCA Saint Paul office, 520 Lafayette Road North

Application materials

Greater Minnesota school bus replacement grant

PDF icon Request for proposals - FY19 (p-f2-38a-fy19)

The RFP assists applicants in applying for and managing state grants. This document describes the Greater Minnesota School Bus Replacement 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 on August 13, 2019.

File Application, part 1 – FY19 (p-f2-38b-fy19)

Office spreadsheet icon Application, part 2 – FY19 (p-f2-38c-fy19)

File Affidavit of noncollusion – FY19 (p-f2-38f-fy19)

Other references

PDF icon School districts eligible for additional school bus funding (p-f2-38h-fy19)

PDF icon Sample grant agreement (p-f2-38e-fy19)

PDF icon Project evaluation methods (p-f2-38g-fy19)

Questions and answers

Applicants with questions regarding this RFP must email questions to, subject line: “Greater MN School Bus Grant 2019”, no later than August 6, 2019 (2:30 p.m. Central Time). Answers to questions will be posted frequently.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to check the MPCA VW website for the most recent updates on a competitive grant, including questions and answers and addendums.

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.