We're no longer accepting applications for this year's program. Details on this page apply to the 2023 round of funding. The next application period opens in 2024.

The AGRI Biofuels Infrastructure Grant Program is a competitive funding opportunity for Minnesota retail service stations to increase access to and sales of motor fuel blends containing at least 15% ethanol.

Eligible applicants

Applicants must:

  • Be a retail petroleum dispenser in Minnesota with no more than 10 retail petroleum dispensing sites (regardless of their location). Examples include retail service stations, convenience stations, and hypermarket fueling stations.
  • Not be a fleet operator.
  • Be the owner of the property or have the owners’ permission to pursue the proposed improvements to the premises.

We encourage stations owned, operated by, or serving Native American Tribal communities to apply.

Eligible projects

Projects must:

  • Replace or upgrade equipment that can’t be certified for E25.
  • Promote the sale of motor fuel blends containing at least 15% ethanol.
  • Document sales of motor fuel blends of E15 and higher during the grant period and beyond.

Amount available

We expect to award $3.335 million through the AGRI Biofuels Infrastructure Grant.

  • You can request between $5,000 and $199,000 for an individual project.
  • This grant requires a cash match. You must commit at least 35% of the total project cost as a cash match.


The application period for this grant has ended. We expect the next application period to begin in 2024; check back for updated program materials.

To learn more about the program and start planning for next year, read last year's Request for Proposals (RFP) (PDF). This grant program is subject to change so you should read the updated RFP when it's posted. You can also view our list of past projects and request a copy of an application to help you prepare. Contact us if you need this information in an alternative format.