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.

Join us this week to learn about new Federal Funding Opportunities Contact: Sean Gosiewski, RCC, 612 250-0389 sean@rccmn.co   https://rccmn.co/minneapolis/  MPCA RETAP  Member  MN GreenStep Cities Best Practice Advisor BPA#24 Benchmarks and Community Engagement,

  1. Energy Foundation’s Federal Implementation Round-Up, Wed, Oct 4th, 9am – 4pm at the Sabathani Community Center, 310 E 38th Street in Mpls, 55409 Lunch provided.  Optional Happy Hour RSVP: Here The deadline to register is this Friday, Sept 29th at 5pm.  https://rccmn.co/federal-implementation-mn-updates/Agenda and Speakers – In-depth discussion with local experts on the implementation of the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Inflation Reduction Act, and the CHIPS Science Act. With an eye toward the 2024 legislative session, how do we position stakeholders to capitalize on the historic federal climate investments, and ensure all Minnesotans benefit?
  2. MPCA Webinar on EPA CPRP Grants for MN Cities, Thurs Oct 5, 1pm to 2pm LINK to Join Webinar New information from the EPA and next steps for the Climate Pollution Reduction Grants program and how MN Cities can prepare to apply for implementation grants with support from the EPA, MPCA and Met Council. (details below) https://www.pca.state.mn.us/business-with-us/climate-pollution-reduction-grants
  3. GreenStep Workshops IRA Ambassador Program Thurs Oct. 5: (9:00am-10:00am) on Zoom

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: 


CERTS IRA: what you need to know www.cleanenergyresourceteams.org/inflation-reduction-act-what-you-need-know

Clean Energy to Communities Program: Peer-Learning Cohorts – U.S. DOE NREL

Intro Webinar – Friday, Sept. 29, 2023 Noon to 1pm Central Register for WebinarC2C Peer-Learning Cohorts

Clean Energy to Communities Program: Peer-Learning Cohorts – U.S. DOE NREL (C2C) offers peer-learning cohorts to advance local clean energy goals. https://www.nrel.gov/state-local-tribal/c2c-peer-learning-cohorts.html

Intro Webinar – Friday, Sept. 29, 2023 Noon to 1pm Central Register for Webinar

C2C Peer-Learning Cohorts Apply by Oct 31 2023

Clean Energy to Communities (C2C) offers peer-learning cohorts to advance local clean energy goals. Cohorts are funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and managed by NREL with support from the World Resources Institute. Peer-learning cohorts are multi-community engagements that convene regularly for approximately 6 months to exchange strategies and best practices, learn in a collaborative environment, and workshop policy or program proposals, action plans, or strategies to overcome challenges around a common clean energy transition topic. Lab experts provide a cohort of up to 15 communities with education, case studies, analysis and modeling tools, templates, trainings, and facilitated collaboration to enable accelerated clean energy progress.