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PFA Announces $122 Million in 2020 Project Funding

Loans and grants will fund water and infrastructure projects in 24 Minnesota communities


August 18, 2020

St. Paul – The Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) today announced $122 million in loans and grants in the first half of 2020 for water and infrastructure projects in 24 communities throughout Minnesota.

“COVID-19 hasn’t postponed the need for Minnesotans to protect one of our most prized natural resources, our water,” said PFA Chair and Commissioner of the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), Steve Grove. “These 24 projects will help local communities protect their waterways and prepare for future economic growth.”

The PFA administers and oversees the financial management of three revolving loan funds and other programs that help local units of government construct facilities for clean water, drinking water, and transportation infrastructure projects.

The round of PFA funding awards announced today includes $63 million from the Clean Water Revolving Fund, $47 million from the Drinking Water Revolving Fund, $4.4 million from the Water Infrastructure Funding program, $4.2 million from the Point Source Implementation Grant (PSIG) program, $1.8 million from the Transportation Revolving Loan Fund, and $2.1 million from legislative appropriations. Additional funding was provided by the USDA Office of Rural Development, the DEED Small Cities Development Program, and local sources. Total funding from all sources for these projects was $133 million.

February 14 - Silver Bay, $4,632,459 

Rehabilitation of the city’s wastewater treatment facility and upgrades to reduce the discharge of mercury.

February 25 - Houston, $149,500 

Work on well number two as part two of a project repairing Houston’s water treatment plant and wells.

March 2 - Mountain Lake, $10,600,939 

Construction and operation of a class C wastewater treatment plant, including two ponds, chemical storage with chemical fee equipment and a lift station. 

March 9 - Winnebago, $5,526,925

Stormwater drainage improvements in the northwest area of the city.

April 7 - Austin, $1,365,918

Sewer extension to help meet the waste load reduction requirement for the Lower Mississippi River Basin.

April 27 - Otsego, $17,273,277

Rehabilitating the east wastewater treatment facility and expanding biosolids processing.

May 14 - Burnsville, $2,678,197

Reconditioning the seven million gallon Heather Hills drinking water reservoir.

May 27 - Adams, $914,293

Rehabilitating sanitary sewer mains and services in the areas of 5th, Bergen, and Water Streets.

June 3 - Ada, $1,975,734

Replacement of aging sanitary sewer lines and water mains.

June 4 - Fertile, $311,558

Water main replacement and hydrant extension.

June 4 Kensington, $2,395,000

Improvements to the city's drinking water system, including a new well, treatment plant rehabilitation, and watermain replacement.

June 8 - Barnesville, $1,961,315

Improvements to the city's wastewater stabilization pond treatment system.

June 11 - Caledonia, $333,149

Constructing a new well to provide adequate water for city use.

June 15 - Gary, $3,596,000

Improvements to the city's drinking water system including two new wells, treatment plant improvements, watermain looping, and a new 50,000 gallon tower.

June 24 – Big Lake, $3,057,950

Improvements to the city's wastewater treatment facility.

July 1 – Chisago Lakes Joint Sewage Treatment Commission, $904,515

Improvements to the Corridor lift station.

July 1 – Grey Eagle, $5,225,000

Installing new sewer mains, manholes, and lift stations.

July 1 – Saint Martin, $1,772,316

Local share of utility costs along County State Aid Highway 12 project being constructed by Stearns County.

July 1 – Moorhead, $18,048,080

Improvements to the wastewater treatment and sewer collection system.

July 9 – Mayer, $1,169,180

Rehabilitating the existing water treatment plant, constructing a new well and rehabilitating an existing well.

July 13 – Pelican Rapids, $1,219,823

Rehabilitation of the sewer collection system and watermain replacement along County Highways 100 and 96.

July 15 – Saint Cloud, $40,055,140

Advanced modifications to the drinking water treatment plant.

July 24 - Nisswa, $ 5,208,648

Rehabilitation and expansion of the wastewater stabilization ponds and spray irrigation system.

July 24 - Starbuck, $ 2,411,776

Replacement of aging sanitary sewer lines and watermains under Trunk Highways 28, 29 and 114.

The Minnesota PFA provides financing and technical assistance to help communities build and maintain infrastructure that protects public health and the environment and promotes economic growth. Since its inception in 1987, the PFA has financed over $5 billion in public infrastructure projects in communities throughout Minnesota. Read more on the PFA website.


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