Available Funding/Grants

MCES funding and grant programs

Inflow/Infiltration Grant Programs

The 2020 Municipal I/I Grant Program 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. Projects must be completed in calendar years 2021 or 2022 to be eligible for these grants funded through state bonds.

The I/I Grant Program is available to communities in the metro area that the Met Council has been recognized as excessive I/I contributors or have a measurable flow rate within 20% of the allowable flow limit.

Eligible work includes:

  • Pipe lining and replacement
  • Pipe joint sealing and chimney seals
  • Manholes – lining, replacement
  • Manhole sealing joints, castings, covers
  • Flood mitigation
  • Cross connection elimination

Non-eligible work:

  • Studies, investigations, or investigations
  • Engineering costs
  • Any improvements to privately owned infrastructure or private service lines

Qualified spending must occur between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2022.

We held a virtual information session on the 2020 grant program in January 2021. Meeting materials from that information session are available below.

For a description on I/I, please visit the Council's Inflow and Infiltration page.

Contacts for I/I Grant Program