Greater MN Waste Reduction, Reuse, Recycling & Composting Grant - Due 11/15

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is excited to announce that the Greater Minnesota Waste Reduction, Reuse, Recycling and Composting Grant, formerly the Greater Minnesota Recycling and Composting Grant, is now open for applications. Please click on the following link to access the RFP and detailed application information:

Greater Minnesota Waste Reduction, Reuse, Recycling and Composting Grant

MPCA is offering approximately $1 million for projects that increase the efficiency or effectiveness of waste reduction, reuse, recycling, or composting programs. Reducing the amount of reusable, recyclable and compostable materials entering landfills in Greater Minnesota communities benefits the environment as well as local economies.

Informational Session: Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2:00pm 


Minnesota counties, cities, townships, and Tribes located outside of the Twin Cities metro area may apply. Cities must have a population of less than 45,000. Applicants asking for less than the minimum grant award ($100,000) will be deemed ineligible.

Available funds: Approximately $1 million

Minimum award: $100,000

Maximum award: $250,000 per project

Applicants must match at least 25% of the grant request. Matching funds may not come from other funding sources administered by the MPCA.

Due Date: 4p.m. CT on Wednesday, November 15, 2023