Open grants and loans

Heavy duty diesel vehicle and transit bus replacement grant

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.

Replacing failing septic systems to protect groundwater grant

The MPCA has $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.

Green chemistry and engineering internship grant

Through this RFP, MPCA seeks to support a Minnesota facility or organization with a grant to underwrite the cost of a summer 2023 Green Chemistry & Engineering Internship.

Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging station grants

The MPCA has $664,000 available to install Level 2 EV charging stations in public places, workplaces, and multiunit dwellings.

Brownfield assessment grants

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

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-percent interest loans help small businesses 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: Community planning grants for stormwater, wastewater, and community resilience

The MPCA had $395,000 available to support climate-planning projects in communities across Minnesota.

Closed: Wood-stove changeout contractor grant

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.