Wastewater and stormwater financial assistance

Is my project eligible for funding?

Wastewater and stormwater projects must meet some requirements to be eligible for funding from the Clean Water Revolving Fund or Point Source Implementation Grants.

Stormwater project requirements

  • Addresses water quality needs (ponds for water quality may also include associated flood control benefits)
  • Consists of permanent stormwater treatment structures
  • Based on accepted engineering practices that result in water quality benefits
  • Applicant must be a local government such as a city, county, township, sanitary district, or watershed district

Learn more about PDF icon Eligibility for stormwater financial assistance (wq-wwtp2-64)

Wastewater project requirements

  • Involves building new or improving, rehabilitating, expanding, or replaceing existing wastewater collection or treatment facilities

Prioritizing projects for funding

To prepare the Project Priority List (PPL), which determines funding priorities for Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loans and Point Source Implementation Grants, the MPCA scores and ranks stormwater and wastewater projects following criteria contained in Minn. R. 7077.0117 to 7077.0119. Projects are prioritized based on several factors, including:

  • The type of water the project discharges to and whether it's in need of specific protections or pollutant reductions
  • If the project will help correct certain kinds of water quality problems
  • If the project will reduce the volume of stormwater being discharged

Clean Water State Revolving Fund public notice

  • Draft 2019 Clean Water Intended Use Plan/Project Priority List

To review the public notice or the draft IUP/PPL. Public notice until September 21, 2018.

2019 Project Priority List

In January 2018, the MPCA, Department of Health, and Public Facilities Authority notified all eligible municipal entities that there is an opportunity to submit Clean Water or drinking water projects to their respective PPL. In December 2018, all eligible municipal entities will be notified about submitting projects for the 2020 PPL.

2019 Project Priority List -- Intended Use Plan Notice and Instructions

Deadlines 2019 PPL projects (7/1/18 - 6/30/19) 2020 PPL projects (7/1/19 - 6/30/20)
Stormwater or wastewater project plans due to the MPCA (to ensure priority review March 2, 2018 March 1, 2019
Request for placement on PPL due to the MPCA March 2, 2018 March 1, 2019
Request for placement on Intended Use Plan due to the MPCA June 2, 2018 June 7, 2019
MPCA's preliminary approval of stormwater project plans for Intended Use Plan June 30, 2018 June 30, 2019

Find the materials for applying to be on the PPL by clicking on either the wastewater or stormwater link at right.

Intended Use Plan

The state's Public Facilities Authority (PFA) prepares an annual Intended Use Plan based on the MPCA's Project Priority List. It lists the projects and activities eligible for Clean Water Revolving Fund (CWRF) dollars during the state fiscal year.


  • Bill Dunn (651-757-2324, cell: 651-402-1639)