Private sewer lateral grant

We help you pay to fix your sewer lateral line.

Grant amount

Funding provided by the Metropolitan Council. After grant money runs out, no more funding will be available.

Varies by location of property. Click on the Interactive Map for grant amount eligibility. Eligibility varies by location.

Example calculations for grant funding:


Grant Eligibility 

Sample calculation for $9,000 repair

Sample calculation for $11,000 repair

50%, up to $5,000

Grant = $4,500; Homeowner = $4,500

Grant = $5,000; Homeowner = $6,000

75%, up to $7,500

Grant = $6,750; Homeowner = $2,250

Grant = $7,500; Homeowner = $3,500

up to $10,000

Grant = $9,000; Homeowner = $0

Grant = $10,000; Homeowner = $1,000

Two houses on a street

Eligibility requirements

  • Residential property in the City of Minneapolis
  • Owner occupied
  • Cannot be a City of Minneapolis employee
  • Use a City of Minneapolis Target Market Program contractor. At least three bids required from this vendor list. See the list here. 
  • Upload copies of three bids at time of application (photo or scanned image)
  • Upload proof of residency at time of application (license, utility bill, mortgage statement)
  • The amount not covered by the grant must be paid by the property owner to the contractor.  The property owner may request to have the remaining amount assessed to their property taxes.  Please call 612-673-3159 for more information about the assessment program


View interactive map

Allowed uses for funding

  • Sanitary sewer lateral pipe repair and replacement
  • Foundation drain disconnections and needed equipment
  • Sewer lateral inspection and cleaning costs if it results in repair of sewer lateral

Private Sewer Lateral Grant Sign-Up

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Surface Water & Sewers Division
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Minneapolis, MN 55404