MCES funding and grant programs
Water Efficiency Grant Program
The Metropolitan Council's Water Efficiency Grant Program is effective through June 30, 2022. Communities are encouraged to consider participating in future Water Efficiency Grant Programs, should additional funding be made available by the Minnesota Legislature. Information on the structure of the current grant program can be found below:
Stormwater Grant Programs
The Metropolitan Council's stormwater grant program helps fund practices to treat and manage stormwater for redevelopment projects or retrofit fully developed areas with new stormwater management practices to reduce pollution of receiving waters in the seven-county metropolitan area.
Additional documents and information on the grant program:
Inflow/Infiltration Grant Programs
The 2020 Municipal I/I Grant Program has been approved and consists of $5M in bonding bill funding for the purpose of providing grants to municipalities for capital improvements to public infrastructure to mitigate I/I. The Grant Administrator will begin to accept applications in late February 2021.
The I/I Grant Program is available to communities in the Metro area that have been recognized by the Council as an excessive I/I contributor, or have a measurable flow rate within 20% of the allowable flow limit.
A virtual information session on the 2020 grant program will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 11AM. Registration is required; register at the 2020 Municipal I/I Grant Program Information Session page.
For a description on I/I, please visit the Council's Inflow and Infiltration page.