Available Funding/Grants

MCES funding and grant programs

Water Efficiency Grant Program

The Metropolitan Council is implementing a Water Efficiency Grant Program effective September 30, 2019 to June 30, 2022. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis to municipalities that manage municipal water systems. The Council will provide 75% of the program cost; the municipality must provide the remaining 25%. Municipalities will use the combined Council and municipality funds to run their own grant or rebate programs.

Grants will be made available in amounts with a minimum of $2,000 and a maximum of $50,000. Grantees will be required to provide estimated water savings achieved through this program for Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment reporting purposes. Applications must be received by September 30, 2019. Additional documents and information on the 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 2017 Municipal I/I Grant Program consists of $8.739M in bonding bill funding for the purpose of providing grants to municipalities for capital improvements to public infrastructure to mitigate I/I. While applications are no longer being accepted, Inflow/Infiltration projects are ongoing.

2017 Municipal Grant Requirements and Grant Design Guidelines (WORD)

Required Attachments for the 2017 I&I Grant Program

The following items are required for submittal to the 2017 I&I Grant program:

  1. Cost Verification & Jobs Reporting Form (WORD)
  2. One of the following that applies to your city's property situation (PDF)
    1. Attachment 1: DECLARATION of Real Property, and Attachment II
    2. Attachment 1-A (preferred): CERTIFICATION pursuant to Waiver of Real Property Declaration for projects located under any right of way, and Exhibit A (map showing work completed)
  3. City resolution authorizing application and execution of the Grant agreement
  4. A detailed breakdown of actual expenditures that tie-out to project costs sited in the Cost Verification Form. (MCES may request additional documentation to verify expenditures.)
  5. Invoices or other documents that substantiate the cost of work completed