Infrastructure Funds and Programs

The PFA manages three revolving loan funds and several other financing programs to help local governments upgrade and construct wastewater treatment and collection facilities, to upgrade and construct drinking water distribution and storage facilities, and to address transportation, public facilities and other high-cost infrastructure needs.

All wastewater and drinking water projects must be included on the Project Priority Lists (PPL) managed by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Department of Health.

Clean Water Revolving Fund

This fund helps communities build or upgrade wastewater treatment plants to comply with discharge standards in the federal Clean Water Act.

Drinking Water Revolving Fund

This fund helps communities build drinking water storage, treatment and distribution systems that comply with standards in the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Point Source Implementation Grants

The program provides grants to units of local government to assist with the cost of wastewater treatment or storm water projects to reduce phosphorus, nitrogen and more.

Small Community Wastewater Treatment

Provides funding to help communities replace non-complying septic systems and straight pipes with new subsurface sewage treatment systems that will be publicly owned, operated and maintained.

Transportation Revolving Loan Fund

This fund provides financing to state, local and other government entities for transportation projects approved by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Wastewater Infrastructure Fund

This fund provides supplemental grants based on affordability criteria to help communities build wastewater treatment projects that address existing environmental or public health problems.

Credit Enhancement Program

This program helps cities and counties reduce the costs of borrowing to build certain public facilities.