Priority 2 Government and 3M Work Group

The Government and 3M Work Group will share their feedback on Priority 2 goals and planning processes with the DNR and MPCA.

Next scheduled meeting

Priority 2 Combined Work Group Meeting - Hybrid

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

520 Lafayette Road N, St. Paul, MN 55155


Previous meeting materials

July 2023

June 2023

May 2023

Group members

The DNR and MPCA invited members to join the Priority 2 Government and 3M Work Group if their communities: 

  • Have experienced natural resources injuries or recreational service losses from PFAS released by 3M and are included in the list of communities below; and 
  • Are located in the East Metropolitan Area and/or in downstream locations of the Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers.

The DNR and MPCA determined that the East Metropolitan following entities are eligible to participate in the Priority 2 Government and 3M Work Group: 

  • Afton

  • Cottage Grove

  • Denmark

  • Grey Cloud Island

  • Hastings

  • Inver Grove Heights

  • Lake Elmo

  • Lake St. Croix Beach

  • Lakeland

  • Lakeland Shores

  • Landfall

  • Maplewood

  • Newport

  • Nininger Township

  • Oakdale

  • Prairie Island Indian Community

  • Rosemount

  • St. Mary's Point

  • St. Paul

  • St. Paul Park

  • South St. Paul

  • West Lakeland

  • Woodbury

  • Dakota County

  • Washington County

  • Ramsey County

  • 3M

Priority 2 Grants and Conflicts of Interest

Priority 2 of the 3M Settlement provides $20 million in grant money to compensate for losses to recreational and ecological resources resulting from PFAS released by 3M, and the DNR and MPCA have elected to solicit project proposals directly from the organizations and communities via a public RFP process. Individuals and organizations interested in participating in a work group and in submitting a project proposal for Priority 2 funding should review the Frequently Asked Questions that describe a framework for considering potential conflicts of interest.

  • The RFP process will be outlined in future Priority 2 communications and included on this webpage. Sign up for email updates using the link at the top of this webpage to receive the most current news on Priority 2 activities.  

Submit any questions about Priority 2 work groups or grant processes to