Open grants and loans

Brownfield assessment grants

Apply for funds to help assess sites with known or suspected contamination and develop remediation plans.

Greater Minnesota recycling and composting grants

MPCA is offering approximately $1 million for projects that increase the efficiency or effectiveness of reuse, recycling, or composting programs.

Small community planning grants for stormwater, wastewater, and community resilience

The MPCA has $350,000 available to support climate-planning projects in communities with populations of less than 10,000.

Environmental assistance loans

Loans are available to defray the capital costs of installing waste or pollution prevention machinery or equipment.

Small business environmental improvement loans

Zero interest loans help small businesses to purchase equipment to meet or exceed environmental regulations, or to investigate and cleanup contaminated sites.

Clean Water Partnership loans

Clean Water Partnership loans help local units of government fund projects that protect and restore water quality in lakes, streams, and groundwater aquifers.

Dry cleaner cost share funding

Apply for funds to help your dry-cleaning business stop using perchloroethylene (perc) in your processes. The chemical will be banned in Minnesota starting in 2026.

Get the Lead Out - Lead-free fishing tackle rebate program

Retail establishments can receive a 35% rebate on purchases of lead-free tackle for resale.

Recently closed grants and loans

Closed: Grant for planning and assessment of construction and demolition (C&D) materials management

Grants available to fund planning and assessment activities related to reusing and managing construction and demolition materials.

Closed: Refrigerant emission reduction grants (FY22)

Apply for funds to help replace refrigeration equipment with new units that use less harmful refrigerant chemicals.