Open grants and loans
Grants and low-interest loans are available to help businesses meet or exceed environmental regulations, and to cover costs associated with projects, equipment, investigation and cleanup.
Approximately $5.3 million to support recycling market development projects across the state.
Approximately $274,000 is available for eligible applicants and projects that aim to reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) during the filling of underground storage tanks at gasoline dispensing facilities.
The MPCA is soliciting project proposals to distribute $35 million to communities for projects to prepare local stormwater infrastructure for the impacts of climate change.
Funding for planning and design of PFAS treatment systems for owners and operators of community drinking water supply systems in Minnesota.
Apply for funds to help assess sites with known or suspected contamination and develop remediation plans.
Loans are available to defray the capital costs of installing waste or pollution prevention machinery or equipment.
Zero-percent interest loans help small businesses purchase equipment to meet or exceed environmental regulations, or to investigate and clean up contaminated sites.
Clean Water Partnership loans help local units of government fund projects that protect and restore water quality in lakes, streams, and groundwater aquifers.
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.
Retail establishments can receive a 35% rebate on purchases of lead-free tackle for resale.
Upcoming grants and loans
The 2023 Minnesota Legislature set aside funds for local climate action grants to help communities across Minnesota reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for climate change.
The 2023 Minnesota Legislature in HF2310 set aside funds for community air monitoring projects centering on the community. The process is being developed to seek proposals for this money.
Technical assistance contracts
Contractors perform environmental investigations and other response actions at sites throughout Minnesota that pose a threat to the environment, and the public’s health and safety. When opportunities are available, the MPCA seeks proposals from qualified experienced environmental contractors to perform this work.
MPCA is seeking a qualified contractor to assist with collecting water quality data in 56 streams/rivers and 1 lake, located in northwest and north-central Minnesota.
Recently closed grants and loans
The MPCA sought applications from contractors to partner with auto repair shops, dealerships, tech colleges or other entities to identify and fix high-emitting vehicles.
MPCA sought contract proposals from qualified contractors to produce a report on developing a statewide system to reuse and recycle solar equipment in the state.
Request for pro bono services for public engagement and project management for the Governor’s Advisory Council on Climate
Funding was available for projects that that aim to reduce emissions of high global warming potential (HGWP) refrigerants in retail settings in Minnesota.
The MPCA had just over $1 million available to support waste reduction and reuse projects across the state.
The MPCA had $750,000 available to support climate-planning projects in communities across Minnesota.
The EQB sought proposals to build a climate calculator tool that assists users in quantifying greenhouse gas emissions for all proposed projects.
Grant opportunity to fund off-road clean diesel projects in Minnesota. Total funding was approximately $1.4 million.
MPCA had approximately $1 million for projects outside the Twin Cities metro that increase the efficiency or effectiveness of waste reduction, reuse, recycling, or composting programs.
MPCA sought a grantee to work with small, rural, or tribal publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) to develop asset management plans and provide wastewater technical assistance.
The MPCA had $625,000 available to support projects that provide planning and design services for infrastructure projects to replace aging and obsolete infrastructure in Environmental Justice communities across Minnesota.
MPCA sought proposals from eligible applicants to fund electric school buses in the state of Minnesota.
CAP provides financial and technical assistance to local governments to encourage investment in the proper management of solid waste.
This RFP was intended to provide a mechanism for interested parties to acquire a limited volume of PFAS concentrate for PFAS destructive technology testing purposes.
MPCA had $200,000 to fund repairs of wastewater pond systems.
MPCA sought proposals from qualified experienced environmental contractors to perform environmental investigations and other response actions at sites throughout Minnesota.
The MPCA sought proposals from eligible applicants for projects that aim to reduce air emissions.
MPCA offered nearly $2 million in grant funds to help pay for new, cleaner models of targeted vehicles powered by diesel, diesel hybrid electric, natural gas, or propane.
The MPCA had $2 million available for grants to counties to assist low-income landowners with septic systems failing to protect groundwater or posing an imminent threat to public health or safety.
The MPCA had $664,000 available to install Level 2 EV charging stations in public places, workplaces, and multiunit dwellings.
The MPCA sought a contractor to lead the effort to identify and replace tribal members' old wood stoves that are not certified by the U.S. EPA.