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Green Cost Share - Innovative Pollution Reduction

Grants to Minneapolis, Minnesota Businesses for the
Implementation of Green Practices to Reduce Air Pollution

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Grants to Minneapolis, Minnesota businesses for initiatives to reduce pollution, improve water and air quality, and build a healthier environment for City residents. Funding is intended to support projects that reduce waste, decrease water and energy consumption, and reduce VOC emissions, particulate matter emissions, and other hazardous pollutants.

The City of Minneapolis values innovative green solutions by investing in businesses that reduce pollution in Minneapolis and as a result create a healthier place to live. The Green Cost Share Program offers funds for green business practices that focus on air quality improvement by reducing VOC emissions, particulate matter emissions, or other harmful Hazardous Air Pollutants.

Highest priority will be given to projects with properties in a Minneapolis designated Green Zone.

The program offers funding for projects that reduce:
  • Green House Gas Emissions
  • Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions
  • Particulate Matter (PM) emissions
  • Hazardous air pollutants
  • NOx emissions
  • SOx emissions
  • Waste
  • Water consumption
  • Energy use/Greenhouse Gases

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179242

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $100,000

Term of Contract:

All improvements must be completed by November 20, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Minneapolis businesses are eligible to apply.

Ineligible costs include labor costs of employees.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadlines: December 1 (2019), February 1, April 1, and July 1 (2020) (until funding is exhausted).

Prior to applying, meet with the Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MNTAP) to review your project. MNTap will assist on the technical aspects of the cost share like quantifying emissions, industry specific processes, and energy efficiency for business and industry.

The cost share applicant must be able to demonstrate that the project has measurable pollution reduction.

Owners must be able to provide 55% matching funds for project. For example: $150,000 Project = $67,500 45% Green Business Cost Share + $82,500 55% matching funding from business.

Applicant is responsible for arranging all the upfront project financing.

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that product purchases, equipment purchase and installation, or other work proposed have been completed satisfactorily before paying the contractor(s).

Minneapolis Green Zones:

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email Cost Share Application and all attachments to

Visit or call (612) 624-1300 to arrange a pre-application technical assistance meeting.

Minneapolis Health Department
250 South 4th Street, Room 510
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Tel.: 612.673.2301

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota: City of Minneapolis

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