Competitive Edge

Helping communities, businesses and elected officials with funding, legislation and issues related to engineering and planning projects.


Greater Minnesota Source Water Protection Competitive Grants

August 18th, 2014
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development administers funding through the Greater Minnesota Public Infrastructure Program to stimulate new economic development, create new jobs and retain existing jobs through investments in public infrastructure. Eligible projects include publicly owned infrastructure that supports economic...


Minnesota Source Water Protection Competitive Grants

August 18th, 2014
The Minnesota Department of Health administers funding through the Source Water Protection Competitive Grants to support source water protection through the award of competitive grants. The purpose of the program is to prevent contamination from entering sources of public drinking water at levels that present a risk to people. Eligible...


Minnesota State Park Road Account Program

August 18th, 2014
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will be administering $3 million in calendar year 2015 to help local governments provide access to state parks, trails, scientific and natural areas, wilderness areas, forests, wildlife management areas and water access sites. Eligible projects include the establishment, location, relocation,...


Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund

August 11th, 2014
The White House Rural Council has announced the creation of a Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund. Committed by Co-Bank, the initial funding of $10 billion (with anticipated additional private investments) will be focused on investments in rural public and private infrastructure. Investments will include hospitals, schools and other educational...


Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grant

August 11th, 2014
The US Environmental Protection Agency has allocated $4 million to the Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Program to develop area-wide plan for brownfields assessment, cleanup and reuse. The grant funding can be used for research, technical assistance and/or training activities directed to one or more brownfield sites. Projects must result in an...