Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Minnesota Clean Diesel Off-Road DERA Grant

Grants to Minnesota Businesses, Agencies, Nonprofits, and
Tribes for Equipment Improvements that Reduce Fuel Emissions

Agency Type:


Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

09/18/20 4:30 PM Central Time


Request a Grant Writer

Grants to Minnesota businesses, nonprofit organizations, state and local agencies, and tribal governments for projects that reduce fuel emissions. Funding is intended to promote public health and improve air quality. Grants may be used to help owners remove or improve eligible diesel equipment.

Eligible expenses are costs directly incurred through the purchase of eligible technologies, equipment, vehicles, installation activities, and administrative costs (grant contractors only). Only eligible costs will be reimbursed.

A list of eligible projects can be found here:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 190934

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Eligible contractors may request up to 10% for administrative costs above the grant amount requested per piece of equipment with a maximum of up to $10,000. This amount will be included in the total cost to determine cost-effectiveness. Administrative costs will be included on a per vehicle/equipment awarded basis.

Term of Contract:

The funding for these grants expires September 30, 2022, but awarded projects are encouraged to complete projects after grant agreements are executed.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

For profit, nonprofit, and public entities - including state, local, and tribal governments that own or operate diesel fleets and equipment in Minnesota are eligible applicants.

While multi-organizational collaboration is allowed, no single entity may submit individually and also be a part of multiple applications. Only one organization may apply as a contractor on behalf of collaborators.

Grant contractors are eligible under this program. To qualify as a contractor:
- All projects must be on the same application (one application per contractor).
- Contractor must represent at least three different entities.
- Contractor is responsible for all grant contract oversight responsibilities as stated in grant agreement, federal Diesel Emissions Reduction Act documents, and Code of Federal Regulations.

Ineligible applicants:
- Federal government agencies, individuals, State of Minnesota and federal government employees.
- Entities that are currently suspended or debarred by the State of Minnesota and/or the federal government are ineligible applicants.

Ineligible projects:

Ineligible costs:

Pre-proposal Conference:

MPCA will host an informational webinar on this RFP on Wednesday, July 15 (1:00 pm).

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due no later than 4:30 p.m. Central Time on September 18, 2020.

All applicants must have a DUNS number and be registered with SAM.

Match requirements: Grantees will be required to provide a cash match. Required cash match percentages vary based on project category, and are listed in #8 on the RFP: “Eligible and ineligible projects”. Eligible sources of a cash match are non-DERA, non-VW settlement or non-federal funds in the form of cash, loans, other grants or capital assets dedicated to the project. Applicant may consider applying for a zero-interest Small Business Environmental Improvement Loan, which can count towards the applicant match. More information:

Applicants who have any questions regarding this RFP must email questions no later than 4:30 pm on Monday, September 14, 2020. Answers to questions will be posted frequently on the MPCA Clean Diesel webpage.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email applications and required forms to with the subject line: “FFY2020 DERA Grant Application”.

Applicants who have any questions regarding this RFP must email questions to, subject line: “FFY 20 DERA Grant Question”.

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota

Suggested Grants:

Grants to USA State Agencies to Develop Volunteer Programs in Local Communities

Deadline 06/23/21

Grants to USA state agencies to develop and support volunteer programs in local communities. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for programs that support, manage, and engage volunteers. Priori

GrantWatch ID#: 123648

Grants to USA Agencies, Nonprofits, Educational Institutions, and Tribes to Reduce Violent C...

Deadline 06/22/21

Grants to USA government agencies, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, and tribal governments for activities to reduce violent crime in local neighborhoods. Interested applicants are advised that required registra

GrantWatch ID#: 123715

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits for Educational Programs that Benefit Disadvantaged Children ...

Deadline 09/30/21

Grants to Minnesota nonprofit organizations for education-related programs and projects that improve the lives of low-income, underserved, and disadvantaged children and youth. Funding is intended to support efforts to eliminate disparities in education for these target

GrantWatch ID#: 124989

Grants to Researchers Affiliated with USA Qualified Institutions to Improve Clinical Researc...

Deadline 08/27/21 LOI Date: 07/09/21

Grants of up to $50,000 to researchers affiliated with USA qualified institutions to advance research in the field of pediatric oncology. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to increase the institution's

GrantWatch ID#: 125838

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofit Charitable Organizations to Impact Public Policy in a Var...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit charitable organizations to impact public policy in a variety of national and international issues. In previous years, grants have been awarded for general operations and project support to think tanks, national councils, judicial orga

GrantWatch ID#: 125864

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Protect Natural Resources

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.

GrantWatch ID#: 126162

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Independent Filmmakers for Feature-Length Films

Deadline 07/26/21

Grants of up to $25,000 and grants of up to $50,000 to USA, Canada, and International independent filmmakers for feature-length film projects. Funding is intended to support projects at any production phase from development through post-production. Priority will be give

GrantWatch ID#: 127055

Grants to Minnesota Arts Organizations in Eligible Regions to Support General Operations

Deadline Ongoing

Grants of up to $5,000 to Minnesota arts organizations in eligible regions to support general operations. Funding may be used to cover operating expenses such as equipment purchase, salaries and staffing, facilities and maintenance, or other administrative expenses. Eli

GrantWatch ID#: 128978

In-Kind Services to Minnesota Nonprofits for the Renovation and Beautification of Community ...

Deadline Ongoing

In-kind repair services to Minnesota nonprofit organizations to strengthen communities by improving the safety of communal gathering places. The program is intended for structural and cosmetic repairs, painting, electrical, plumbing, and updates to make the buildings ac

GrantWatch ID#: 129543