This page provides information on funding sources and funding opportunities for stormwater projects and provides a list of funded projects.

Funding sources

  • State of Minnesota Watershed Project Funding: Funding opportunities for watershed projects around the state are available through federal and state funds. These funds are awarded through either competitive watershed grants (such as Federal Section 319 and State Clean Water Partnership) or non-competitive (for Clean Water Fund dollars) processes. For information about other water-related funding opportunities at the MPCA, please visit [1] Financial Assistance Grants and Loans.
  • The Clean Water Revolving Fund, also known as the Clean Water State Revolving Fund or simply SRF, is established under the Federal Clean Water Act and state law to make loans to for both point source (wastewater and stormwater) and nonpoint source water pollution control projects. The PFA prepares an annual Intended Use Plan (IUP) based on a Project Priority List developed by the MPCA. The IUP describes the projects and activities eligible for funding during the state fiscal year. This fund includes an allocation for green projects. For more information, see the [2] Clean Water Revolving Fund page.
  • Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment: Funds are available for stormwater projects through the Board of Water and Soil Resources. Check the web site for information on availability of funding and also examples of stormwater projects that have been funded with [3] Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment funding.
  • Watershed Districts: Cost share programs are available through many watershed districts. Contact your local watershed district to find out if you are eligible for project funding. Contact the [4] Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts for more information.
  • Soil and Water Conservation Districts: Cost share programs for stormwater projects may be available through your local soil and water conservation district. Contact the [5] Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

Funded projects