Collaborative Federal Grants Workshop

Join us for a Collaborative Federal Grants Workshop 

at the 

Community Connections Conference  Green Zone Summit

Minneapolis Convention Center

First floor, Hall E, 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Saturday, February 17, 2024, 1:30-3:30pm 

PLEASE RSVP for the workshop here!

(Info and registration here for the free Community Connections Conference from 9am-4pm that includes lunch)

There are billions of dollars coming down to cities, states, and counties through the Biden Administration's Inflation Reduction Act for climate work. How do we create collective impact and ensure that Minneapolis receives funds to do the deep climate equity work to address our climate crisis?


What: Large workshop room w/ 8 topic breakout tables 


Goal: To move from individual action to collective impact: utilize current funds already received by city and community groups and to connect groups to collaboratively apply for Federal EPA Climate Grants to fund outreach, assessment and co-implementation of our Mpls Climate Equity Plan (Basically, to make sure the work gets done!) 


Who: Local leaders (community/neighborhood groups), city staff, non-profit staff and community members!


Topic Breakouts: Co-facilitated by nonprofit & city staff: 

1) Air 

2) Economy & Workforce 

3) Green Space & Trees 

4) Healthy Homes 

5) Local Foods 

6) Transportation & Clean Streets 

7) Zero Waste Circular Economy 

8) Resilience Hubs Development and Community Engagement


Workshop Agenda (Highlights): 

● Welcome/Overview - 1:30pm – 2:00pm:
   Kim Havey, City of Minneapolis Sustainability Director Overview of Climate         Equity Plan goals & strategies and relevant state & federal funding 

● Topic Tables Agenda: 2:00pm – 3:00pm 

● Large Group Report Outs: 3:00pm -- 3:30pm


Funding Opportunities: 

EPA Carbon Pollution Reduction Implementation Grants (Due April 1) 

● Local Governments apply with the MPCA &/ or Met Council 

● Cities apply ($200 to $500 million) 

State of MN Priorities for Federal Funding


EPA Community Change Grant: rolling basis March 2024-Nov 2024 

● 2-track Submission Processes: Applications can be submitted under 2 separate tracks depending on the project scope and funding requested. 

o Track I: Community-Driven Investments for Change, is expected to award approximately $1.96 billion for 150 projects for $10-20 million each. 

o Track 2: Meaningful Engagement for Equitable Governance, is expected to award approximately $40 million for 20 projects for $1-3 million each. 


● Technical Assistance: Applicants can request EPA’s Community Change Grants Technical Assistance:



PLEASE RSVP for the workshop here!



February 17, 2024 at 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Minneapolis Convention Center First floor, Hall E, 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

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