MPCA Accepting Applications for Environmental Assistance Grant Funding

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is issuing Requests for Grant Application (RFGA) to solicit projects for the Fiscal Years (FY) 2016-17 Environmental Assistance (EA) Grant Program.

Applications for financial assistance will be accepted for projects in the following Environmental Assistance Grant Rounds:

*Greater Minnesota Recycling Collection (applications due date: April 13, 2016)

*Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) (applications due date: May 11, 2016)

*Open Category Grants (applications due date: April 13, 2016)

Category 1. Communities Adapting to Climate Change and Extreme Weather

Category 2. City Sustainability Planning

Category 3. Green Chemistry and Engineering Principles in Curricula

Category 4. Reduce/Reuse/Repair

Category 5. Choosing Safer Products

Category 6. Source Separated Organics Composting Access and Training

Category 7. Electric Vehicle Charging in Minnesota

Category 8. Recycling Market Development

The deadline for application submittal for each of the four FY2016-17 EA Grant Rounds is no later than 2:00 p.m. Central Time on the due dates.

Approximately $3 million is available for FY2016-17 EA grant awards to encourage outcome-oriented, economically-driven approaches to pollution prevention, waste reduction, toxicity reduction, and resource conservation. Eligible applicants, grant award amounts and minimum matching fund requirements will vary by preferred projects. Each RFGA is available on the MPCA’s EA Grants Program webpage here, where there are also downloadable application forms and links to applicable statutes and rules.

Each EA Grant Round is a competitive application process. Grant offers and awards are contingent on available funding, MPCA approval of final work plans and budgets, and the execution of Grant Agreements. Eligible applicants/applications will be evaluated and ranked by MPCA review teams to determine the projects that best meet the environmental outcomes outlined in the RFGA.