RCC is supporting citizen and city leaders to partner with their counties to wisely invest new federal funds to build climate-resilient, low-carbon transportation, storm-water and electric vehicle infrastructure, energy efficient homes and businesses and communities, and reverse racial wealth gaps through small business and workforce development.

Update on Federal Funding Opportunities 

MN GreenStep Cities Federal Funding Update https://greenstep.pca.state.mn.us/node/104426


US Department of Transportation

MN Department of Commerce

MN Department of Employment and Economic Development

White House BUILD Resources

City-County Climate Action with Federal Infrastructure & Build Back Better Funds Thursday December 2 2021 Join us at 1pm or 6:30pm    Conversation with city & county staff, elected & citizen leaders.  AGENDA  

Briefing/Q & A on Federal Build Back Better & Infrastructure Funds that will becomeavailable for MN cities & counties  – Dr. Peter Wyckoff, Energy & Environment Advisor, Office of Senator Tina Smith &/or other MN Congressional Delegation staffers (pending BBB approval)

MN State Agency staff& County Commissioners share opportunities for coordinating & leveraging local investments. Topic Conversations – Transportation (E.V. Infrastructure, transit) Renewable Energy, Weatherization, Climate Resilience, Green Jobs/Workforce

U.S. Senate deal would boost Minnesota’s infrastructure
Senate plan promises billions for Minn. roads, bridges, public transportation, internet. By Hunter Woodall Star Tribune AUGUST 3, 2021


What Minnesota’s delegation loves and hates about the Senate’s big infrastructure deal
In need of 60 votes to pass the evenly divided Senate, the bill is full of compromises.
By Ashley Hackett | Aug. 4, 2021 MINN POST Story

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The federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, became law on November 15, 2021. The IIJA authorized $1.2 trillion in funding opportunities across a wide variety of infrastructure subject areas, including:

  • Energy – Funding opportunities authorized under IIJA include grid modernization, new electric transmission, energy system resiliency and reliability updates, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, improvement to the energy efficiency of buildings, smart manufacturing, carbon capture and carbon utilization projects, renewable energy technologies and demonstration projects and other innovative initiatives. 
  • Transportation – provides higher funding levels and many new formula and discretionary grant programs that will expand the definition of transportation infrastructure and address health and community-driven outcomes. 
    • MnDOT: available grants and information about formula funding. 
    • DOT Navigator, US DOT: technical assistance to help communities understand the best ways to apply for grants, and to apply for and deliver transformative infrastructure projects and services. 
  • Water Infrastructure 
  • More resources: