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Grant Opportunity for Small Communities

The MPCA has $350,000 available to support climate-planning projects in communities with populations of less than 10,000. This funding will help communities assess vulnerabilities and plan for the effects of Minnesota’s changing climate in three areas:

    • Improving stormwater resilience and reducing localized flood risk


    • Improving the resilience of wastewater systems


    • Reducing human health effects and adapting community services, ordinances, and public spaces


The effects of climate change are being felt across the state, from overwhelmed infrastructure, damaged property, dying trees and culturally important native species, to excessive heat, worsened air quality, and other health threats. Minnesota state government is partnering with local communities to assess needs, develop climate-adaptation plans, and make changes so that we are ready for what lies ahead.

Tribal nations, cities, counties, towns/townships, soil and water conservation districts, water management organizations, and water districts that have or serve populations of less than 10,000 are eligible to apply. Applications are due no later than 4:00 p.m. on October 18, 2022.

Aimee Duchene 
MPCA Climate Change Grants Coordinator 
(218) 846-8133 

Find more information at and submit questions about the grant to with the subject line “FY 23 Small Community SWC Resilience Grants”. 

MPCA new planning grants available for small communities.