Advancing Stormwater Science, Technology, and Management in Minnesota

2018 Request for Proposals

The Water Resources Center (WRC) at the University of Minnesota, in cooperation with the Minnesota Stormwater Research Council (MSRC), is pleased to invite proposals to advance stormwater science, technology, and management in Minnesota.  The major source of support for projects funded through this Request for Proposals (RFP) is an appropriation from the Clean Water Fund, with the following legislated purpose:

“...a performance evaluation and technology transfer program for storm water best management practices to enhance data and information management of storm water best management practices; evaluate best management performance and effectiveness to support meeting total maximum daily loads; develop standards and incorporate state-of-the-art guidance using minimal impact design standards as the model; and implement a knowledge and technology transfer system across local government, industry, and regulatory sectors.” (Minnesota Minnesota Session Laws 2017.  Chapter 91, article 2, section 10 (b))

Additional funds to support projects may be provided by the Minnesota Stormwater Research Council (MSRC), an independent organization of stormwater professionals, practitioners, managers, engineers, researchers and others. 

Researchers and educators from any academic institution, government agency, non-profit organization, or private entity are eligible to apply.  Staff affiliated with organizations that have contributed funds to the MSRC may submit research proposals; contributing funds to the MSRC does not make an organization ineligible.  Projects must address stormwater management needs in Minnesota.

Proposals are due by 5pm CDT on Monday, September 10, 2018. 

More information, including research priorities and instructions for submitting a proposal, can be found in the full RFP .pdf