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

  • Retail petroleum dispensers in Minnesota with no more than 10 retail petroleum dispensing sites (regardless of their location) are eligible to apply and receive funding. Examples include retail service stations, convenience stations, and hypermarket fueling stations.
  • Fleet operators are not eligible to apply.
  • Stations owned, operated by, and/or serving Native American Tribal communities are encouraged to apply, provided they meet all other eligibility requirements.
  • Properties that are leased and not owned by applicants must indicate at the time of application the owners’ permission to pursue the proposed improvements to the premises.

Eligible projects

Eligible grant projects include replacing or upgrading current equipment (retail petroleum dispensers, fuel storage tanks, etc.) so it can be certified as compatible with E25 or higher blends.

Amount available

Approximately $6,610,000 is available in this round. Applicants may request between $5,000 and $199,000 for an individual project. If any funds remain after the end of this round, another round of grants will be offered later in 2022.

Applicants must commit at least 35% of the total project cost as a cash match.

Applying

Applications are due no later than 4:00 p.m. Central Time on Thursday, March 17, 2022.

Read the revised Request for Proposals for detailed eligibility and requirements and apply online.

If you need this information in an alternative format, contact the program administrator.