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MPCA grants for climate-planning projects in small communities

Small community planning grants

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has $350,000 available to support climate-planning projects in communities with populations of less than 10,000.

From the MPCA website: 

This funding will help communities assess vulnerabilities and plan for the effects of Minnesota’s changing climate in three areas:

  1. Improving stormwater resilience and reducing localized flood risk.
  2. Improving the resilience of wastewater systems.
  3. Reducing human health effects and adapting community services, ordinances, and public spaces.

The effects of climate change are being felt across the state, from overwhelmed infrastructure, damaged property, dying trees and culturally important native species, to excessive heat, worsened air quality, and other health threats. Minnesota state government is partnering with local communities to assess needs, develop climate-adaptation plans, and make changes so that we are ready for what lies ahead.

Questions and answers

Please submit questions about this grant to [email protected] with the subject line “FY 23 Small Community SWC Resilience Grants” no later than noon on October 11, 2022

Tribal nations, cities, counties, towns/townships, soil and water conservation districts, water management organizations, and water districts that have or serve populations of less than 10,000 are eligible to apply.

Visit the MPCA website for more information and to submit requests for proposals

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