Climate Resilience Planning Grants - Webinar 11/16 - Due 12/21

Climate change is threatening critical infrastructure across Minnesota. Prepare your community to adapt through a climate resilience planning grant from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

The MPCA is providing $870,000 to Minnesota communities for assessing vulnerabilities and creating plans to adapt to the effects of climate change. The funds can be used to build resilience in three infrastructure areas: stormwater, wastewater, and community-wide.

Projects funded through this grant could include, but are not limited to:

  • Gauging the impact of stronger, higher frequency storms on stormwater infrastructure
  • Planning wastewater infrastructure improvement projects to mitigate the impact of increased flooding  
  • Assessing climate risks in community infrastructure such as parks and recreational areas, roads, public buildings, local power infrastructure, etc. 
  • Seeking authentic input from residents and stakeholders on climate adaptation planning

Tribal nations, cities, counties, towns/townships, soil and water conservation districts, water management organizations, water districts, regional development commissions and the Metropolitan Council are eligible to apply.

Informational Meeting November 16. Applications are due no later than Tuesday, December, 21, 2021 at 4 p.m. CST.

Find more information at www.pca.state.mn.us/resilience and submit questions about the grant to grants.pca@state.mn.us with the subject line “FY 22 Planning Grants for SWC Resilience”.