Statewide Sustainable Building & Materials Management Grant - Due 6/20

As a part of the materials management and solid waste grants funding allocated by the Minnesota Legislature in 2023, the MPCA is now accepting applications for projects that focus on sustainable building and materials management strategies that reduce waste and increase deconstruction, salvage, and reuse.

More information to help applicants submit proposals can be found on the sustainable building & materials management grants webpage. You'll also find details for accessing an online information session being held on Wednesday, May 22 at 3 p.m. to assist applicants through the grant application process. Applications are due no later than 4 p.m. CT on Thursday, June 20, 2024 through the SWIFT Supplier Portal.

Eligible projects Include, but are not limited to:

  • Research and pilot a project with a focus of built environment waste reduction, and or material/building reuse.
  • Develop a program that focuses on building preservation, adaptive reuse of buildings, and/or reuse of building materials.
  • Equipment needed to facilitate harvesting, storing, and/or re-distributing used or surplus building materials.
  • Coordinate and oversee the redistribution of funds awarded to the grantee as smaller grants to other entities (i.e., "micro grants") along with technical assistance for: 
    • Building preservation and maintenance: Repair an existing building to ensure its continued use, avoiding demolition and preserving the cultural and historical integrity of the building;
    • Structural moving: Physically move an existing structure to avoid demolishing or even deconstructing the building;
    • Building material reuse: Include salvaged or used building materials in construction or renovation projects to avoid the need for new products and materials; and/or
    • Building deconstruction: Fully or partially deconstruct an existing structure instead of demolishing it to preserve the building materials.