Stormwater financial assistance

Stormwater outletManaging stormwater is important for the health and safety of any community. And financing is available for public entities to expand or improve stormwater infrastructure.

PDF icon Community options for water infrastructure financing (wq-wwtp2-42)

A guide for researching options for financing water infrastructure projects. Examine the requirements for each program and see if your entity qualifies.

Apply for the Project Priority List

The MPCA prepares the Project Priority List (PPL) to determine funding priorities for Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loans and Point Source Implementation Grants. Learn more about the PPL and timelines on the Wastewater and stormwater financial assistance page.

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PPL application materials

Public entities that would like to get their projects ranked on the Project Priority Lists must submit an application and scoring worksheet to


Clean Water Revolving Fund

The Clean Water Revolving Fund, also known as the Clean Water State Revolving Fund or simply SRF, is established under the federal Clean Water Act and state law to make loans for both point source and nonpoint source water pollution control projects. Minnesota's SRF is managed by the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA), a board of six state commissioners from the departments of Employment and Economic Development, Finance, Health, Agriculture, Transportation and the MPCA. PFA and MPCA staff jointly administer the wastewater and stormwater components of the SRF. The PFA is responsible for the financial elements of the program, while the MPCA is responsible for its environmental and technical components.

The Green Project Reserve may forgive up to 25% of your loan principal (up to $1 million) if your project uses green infrastructure, water or energy efficiency, or other environmental innovations.

Stormwater project plan and plan supplement

Environmental review documents

Point Source Implementation Grants

The Point Source Implementation Grants offset up to 80% of the cost (with a maximum award of $7 million) of public-owned stormwater projects necessary to meet TMDL wasteload reductions. Funds have been appropriated by the Minnesota Legislature from the Clean Water Fund via the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.


Plans, specifications, and additional submittals

Project performance