Grant Description

Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems (SSTS) Upgrade grants were awarded through a competitive application process hosted by MPCA. These funds are awarded based on issuance of a Notice of Noncompetitiveliance for systems deemed to be imminent threats, or for failing to protect groundwater.

SSTS program details can be found on MPCA’s website at SSTS program and application questions should be addressed to Brandon Montgomery at MPCA at (651) 757-2230 or Questions on eLINK reporting should be directed to your BWSR Board Conservationist.

Reporting Overview

SSTS Low Income Upgrade grants should be used for on the ground practices that address eligible SSTS upgrades. Activity details, including associated pollution reduction estimates, should be entered. However, these should not be mapped (to protect landowners from being identified as low-income).

Grant recipients are required to report on grant outcomes, activities, and accomplishments in eLINK according to the requirements outlined in the grant agreement and policies within BWSR’s Grants Administration Manual. This grant does not require a workplan. Expenses should be reported in eLINK, and a description of how the funds were used should be entered in the Actual Results field. The full amount of this grant is typically paid to the grantee upon execution of the NRBG grant agreement or, in the case of the second year of a biennial grant agreement, will be paid after July 1 of the second fiscal year. However, program timing for SSTS grants may necessitate that they are issued on a separate grant agreement from other NRBG programs, and/or they may require annual grant agreements.

eLINK Reporting Requirements



Program Policy


Administered By


Funding Request Completed in eLINK

No (N/A)

Proposed Indicators in Funding Request


Exempt from eLINK Reporting


Additional Report Attachment


Non-eLINK Reporting Required


Work Plan Required


Match Requirement

No match required

Activity Details (Practices & Indicators)




Rates & Hours


Payment Schedule

100% Advance


Gwen Steel
Grants and Reporting Specialist